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Dhole (Asiatic wild dog)

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    4th Aug, 2020
  • Karnataka, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh rank high in the conservation of the endangered dhole in India.
  • Dhole is an apex social carnivore in the tropical forests of South and South East Asia.
  • Dholes are susceptible to rabies, canine distemper, canine parvovirus and sarcoptic mange among others which are usually contracted from domestic village dogs that act as reservoirs.
  • Endangered –IUCN.
  • CITES – Appendix II.
  • Schedule II of wildlife act.
  • In 2014, the Indian government sanctioned its first dhole conservation breeding centre at the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP) in Visakhapatnam.

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