Dholes, also called Asiatic wild dogs, are social carnivores that typically inhabit forests of south and southeast Asia. They live in packs of 2–25 individuals. Dholes share space with tigers, leopards, wolves and snow leopards across different parts of their geographic range. They are among the least-studied large carnivores in the world.
Population Trend: stable IUCN • endangered CITES • appendix I WLPA • schedule II
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• Habitats •
TROPICAL DRY FORESTS
TROPICAL WET FORESTS
• Distribution •
Estimated occupancy of dholes across taluks/tehsils in India
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Conservation score: 59 | Grade: C
Dholes occupy <50% of their potential habitats in India. They are threatened by habitat loss, prey depletion and competition with and disease-risk from free-ranging/domestic dogs.