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Dhole Range Map (Asia)
Dhole Range Map (Asia)

Latin Name Cuon alpinus
Conservation Status Endangered
Location Asia
Colour Reddish/Brown
Length 90 cms (35 inches)
Tail 40 - 45 cms (16 - 18 inches)
Weight 15 - 20 Kgs (33 - 44 lbs)
Life Expectancy

Up to 16 Yrs (in Captivity)

Main Characteristics

Dhole have a body length of approximately 90 cms (35 inches), a tail length between 40 and 45 cms (16 - 18 inches) and they weigh between 15 and 20 kgs (33 - 44 lbs). They are reddish/brown in colour with a pale coloured underside and a darker tail.


Dhole inhabit the dense forests and jungles of Asia. They live in family packs of 5 - 12 individuals and they are active during the day.


Dhole feed on deer, wild pigs, antelope, sheep, gaur and fruits.


After a gestation period of 60 - 65 days, a litter of 4 - 6 pups are born. They are weaned by the time they are 2 months old and they reach sexual maturity at 1 year old.



Subspecies of the Dhole include:

Cuon alpinus adustus
Cuon alpinus alpinus
Cuon alpinus fumosus
Cuon alpinus hesperius
Cuon alpinus laniger
Cuon alpinus lepturus
Cuon alpinus sumatrensis

Interesting Facts

Dhole are also known as:
Asian Red Dog
Asiatic Wild Dog
Red Dog
Indian Wild Dog
Indian Dhole

Similar Animals

Grey Wolf
Maned Wolf
African Wild Dog
Golden Jackal
Side-Striped Jackal
Black-Backed Jackal


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