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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wild Dogs of Kanha - The whistling predator

Dhole - Wild Dogs
Wild Dogs or Dholes are known as The whistling hunters as they do not bark but communicate between each other by whistling. They live in packs of 3 to 25 and packs of 6 to 14 are common. 

Wild dogs are perfect predators and seeing them making a kill is an experience in its own. Once I saw a pack making a kill and they did not even wait for the poor spotted deer to die but started eating its intestines.

We saw this pack of 7 wild dogs at Kanha national park. It was early morning when we were looking for Tiger since we had heard chittals i.e. spotted deer calling. We saw some movement around 40 feet from us where it was very dense foliage. And it was here that we saw this pack coming out. They sat near our Gypsy and were playing together. This went on for almost 40 minutes and than they left inside again.

To see wild dogs and other wild animals like Tiger, Gaur, Spotted Deer, Sambhar, etc., you can visit national parks in India like Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Bandipur national park, Nagerhole National Park and like.
Navneet Maheshwari