- DISTRIBUTION : India Myanmar Indonesia China Bhutan Bangladesh, Vietnam.
- HABITAT : The species inhabits the alpine steppes mountainous areas alpine meadows and high-montane steppes high above sea level and sometimes sighted along coastlines.
- BEHAVIOUR AND FOOD HABIT : Dholes are very social and have less of a dominance hierarchy. They live in clans rather than packs. The mating season occurs between mid-October and January. The gestation period lasts 60-63 days with litter sizes averaging four to six pups. The Dhole eats wild berries insects and lizards. Packs of Dholes feast on mammals ranging from rodents to deer. Some of the Dholes favourites include wild pigs hares wild goats sheep and occasionally a monkey in the wild
- FOOD SERVED HERE : No
- BRIEF DESCRIPTION :
1. BODY LENGTH- 17 - 21 inch at shoulder around 3ft. in length
2. BODY WEIGHT- Males: 15 – 21 kg Females:10 – 17 kg.
3. BODY COLOUR - The general tone of the fur is reddish with the brightest hues occurring in winter.
- LIFE-SPAN : 15-16 years.
- THREAT : Legal and illegal logging hunting.
- CONSERVATION STATUS : Near Threatened IUCN 3.1 Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.