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The Dhole Remains An Enigma, Even as It Struggles for Survival

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

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Dholes are one of the most remarkable, but least studied carnivores, with very few long-term scientific studies conducted on it

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Kit B (276)
Friday April 18, 2014, 4:39 pm

That's fascinating these dholes have a genus of its own—Cuon. I'm not a biologist, so I had not heard of this before. Those that do remain must stay far away from humans.

pam w (139)
Friday April 18, 2014, 5:11 pm
They're very primitive animals and MUST have innate fear of us or they'd have disappeared long ago in a country like India--over-crowded with a devastated environment.

Let's wish them well and pretend we don't see them. :-)

Past Member (0)
Friday April 18, 2014, 6:55 pm
I hope that people can Stay away from them, for the dholes'ake.

Ted W (127)
Friday April 18, 2014, 8:52 pm
Noted! Thank you Cher! :)

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday April 18, 2014, 9:46 pm
Dholes are not bloodthirsty as portrayed; instead they are extremely social and cooperative, living in organized packs. When a pack is not hunting, the dholes are sleeping or at play, bonding socially, sharpening their hunting skills and establishing rank.There are apparently only 250 in the wild. Very unusal, dog looking, red with black tail. I had never heard of them until I read this interesting article. Thanks Cher.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Friday April 18, 2014, 10:01 pm
Noted. Thanke you Cher!

cynthia l (207)
Friday April 18, 2014, 10:05 pm
great article thx

Hahn H (167)
Friday April 18, 2014, 11:51 pm

Kathleen R (192)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 12:43 am
This was so interesting. I had never heard of Dholes. They have their niches in nature and should be respected, not hunting, tortured, poisoned and killed. Thank you Cher.

Howard Crosse (21)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 1:16 am
I hadn't heard of these creatures before, which just shows, once again, what a remarkably diverse planet we live on. How awful that they have been hunted because humans considered them to be a nuisance. I wonder how many thousands of species might regard humans as a nuisance!

SylvieBusy A (193)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 3:46 am
Ces informations sont très intéressantes. Merci du partage.

. (0)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 8:28 am
Fascinating article as I never heard of them-thanks Cher.

June Bostock (50)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 8:59 am
Haven't heard of Dholes before. Hope they stay away from man.

Heidi Walderra (162)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 11:07 am
Noted. Thank you cher.

Sara P (57)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 11:13 am
Noted, thanks Cher.

Kamia T (89)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 5:03 pm
These are very similar to the wild dogs that hunt the Okavango in Africa. Both work carefully and well together to fee the entire pack. But of course, anything we don't understand, we destroy, since we're so smart, us humans.

Jaime A (52)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 11:41 pm
Noted, thanks.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 12:49 pm
Please let them live in peace!

Sherri G (128)
Monday April 21, 2014, 10:06 pm
I hate to say it but all animals must stay away from humans the most inhumane species on the planet. TY Cher and all comments. Noted.
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