The behavioural ecology of dholes in India
Research on the dhole or Asiatic wild dog (Cuon alpinus), though steadily increasing, has been less intense compared to research on the grey wolf (Canis lupus) and the African hunting dog (Lycaon pictus). Research on the dhole has largely occurred in southern and Central India that comprise only a small portion of its distribution. Research has mainly focused on the ecology and behaviour of the species and has contributed little towards its conservation and management. This chapter discusses the taxonomy and morphology, foraging ecology, prey preference and cooperative hunting, social organization, and breeding biology of dholes.
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