My favorite Wild Dog Species (Part 2)

Raccoon Dog/Tanuki/Mangut

My favorite Wild Dog Species (Part 2)

- They're a smaller canine species. Native to parts of east Asia.

-This species not only looks like, but has been known to act similarly to racoons. Examples: They wash their food, have dexterous front paws, and climb trees.

-They aren't related to racoons, not even close.

-Racoon dogs are the only dog like mammals to hibernate in the winter.

-They are carnivourous

-They're mainly preyed on by wolf packs and foxes

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Dholes

My favorite Wild Dog Species (Part 2)

-Dhole's are pack animals.

-They're carnivorous and pretty dominant on their ecosystem food chain.

-Lare wildcats such as tigers and leopards are the dholes' main predators. Smaller predators have a hard time taking on the whole pack.

-Dholes are endangered with less than 2,000 still inhabiting their native territories.

-They're also threatened by hunters and deforestation

-They're known to be great jumpers and are able to jump over 7ft (2.1 meters) straight into the air.

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Foxes:

Tibetan Sand Fox

My favorite Wild Dog Species (Part 2)

-They're mostly solitary with the exception of mated pairs.

- They have a very distinctive look lol. I can't get over the look on their faces.

-They mostly hunt pikas, lizards, rodents, etc. Mostly small animals.

-They're from the Tibetan Plateau in Nepal, China, and India.

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Crab Eating Fox

My favorite Wild Dog Species (Part 2)

-The Crab Eating Fox has a wide range throughout South America.

-The prefer savannah, subtropical, forrests and grassland areas.

-There are 5 subspecies of crab eating fox.

-They're nocturnal.

-they're omnivorous and focus on eating crabs & crustaceans in the wet seasons, hence their name.

-They usually live in pairs and are monogamous (mated for life).

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Darwin's Fox

My favorite Wild Dog Species (Part 2)

-They were discovered by Charles Darwin while he was voyaging aboard the Beagle.

-They're 1 of the smallest fox species in the world.

-They're omnivorous and highly opportunistic (diet wise).

-They scavenge, kill livestock, raid dumpsters, and sometimes break into homes at night to find food.

-They're mainly solitary, except during breeding season where pairs will mate for a temporary amount of time.

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Bat Eared Fox

My favorite Wild Dog Species (Part 2)

-These foxes are named for their distinctive ears. The ears are full of blood vessels that release heat which helps keep them cool (thermoregulation).

- Their ears grow over 5 inches long.

- They don't seem to mind sharing their territories. Up to 72 of them have been recorded in 1 sq. mile.

-They inhabit the savanna and scrublands of eastern & southern Africa.

-They love eating Harvester Termites (they make up about 70% of their diet).

-They also feed on other insects, lizards, eggs, rodents, and fruits.

-Eagles, jackals, hyenas, and other predators prey on this species.

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  • SOOO CUTEEEEEEE, can i have 2 of each? please please please PLEASE

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  • Super cute and neat info, we only have foxes and coyotes here

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    • I haven't seen or heard any coyotes in my area but we have our fair share of foxes and raccoons. Those racoon dogs just fascinate me.

    • They do look like racoons a lot

    • Yeah, I thought they were raccoons when I first heard about them & saw pictures lol. I thought they were some sort of made up creature but they turned out to be real canines.

  • So much Doggo diversity <3

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  • those are some real good boys,
    ty 4 posting

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  • wild

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  • They are all super cute

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  • Love this! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Cute

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  • They look like completely different animals. hahaha

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