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15th Dec, 2020
- The concerns are being raised over the endangered large carnivore, dhole, which deserves more attention.
What are its characteristics and ecological status?
- It whistles through its nose to locate other members of its pack. It also whines, screeches, and growls, but it cannot bark or howl like a dog.
- Unlike tigers, leopards, and wolves, the dhole doesn’t eye people as prey.
- The dhole is found in a wide variety of habitat types, including deciduous and evergreen forests and alpine steppeof Central and East Asia.
- The declining population trend is expected to continue, and the range of the dhole is much fragmented and reduced.
What are the threats?
- Habitat loss
- Depletion of prey base
- Persecution and possibly disease transfer from domestic and feral dogs.
Verifying, please be patient.