Monday, October 25, 2010

Ecological Niche of my Favorite Organism

Indian Wild Dog

This may not be my favorite species just because of the randomness, however I find it really entertaining.  The Indian Wild Dog is also known as a DHole.  Dholes are classed as endangered, due to ongoing habitat loss, depletion of prey base, competition from other predators, persecution and possibly diseases from domestic and feral dogs.  Dholes are highly social animals, living in large clans which occasionally split up into small packs to hunt. Though fearful of humans, dhole packs are bold enough to attack large and dangerous animals such as wild boar, water buffalo and tigers.  Yes thats right, they kill tigers and buffalos. hahaha unbelievable.  They have a hard time living from disease which is to bad.

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