A shiny rustic red coat of fur; that shines like flames in the sun. A body size resembling that of our beloved house dog, but with a somewhat cat-like shape. An impressively intelligent mind — and like too many of our worlds species, are in danger of becoming tales that once lived amongst the earth, if their lives and souls continue to be ignored.
These beautiful animals are in serious threat of becoming lost souls — The Dhole is endangered.
They previously inhabited a large range of Southern Asia, Eastern Asia, and Southeast Asia. They now, for the most, reside within a significantly smaller range. They can currently be found mostly in North East India, Central Indian Highlands, Southeast Tibet, and fragmented throughout some other areas such as Thailand and Vietnam.
With many species populations quickly reducing, this also means disruption within the food chain. The dholes may be facing higher amounts of foot shortage as their prey numbers are fading away.
It has shown that they have long had to face prejudice from the people of whom they share the land, a misunderstanding of the species that has caused a loss of many dholes’ lives — as like most of these issues between humans and animals, an understanding, relating, and education, could help prevent it all.
An estimated 2,500 remaining in the wild. As we lay comfortably in our homes, these dholes are being pushed, and killed, out of theirs. With the destructive production of human developments, a large amount of habitat loss, persecution: poisoning, traps, snares, and with the increasing loss to numbers of other species, the Dhole population will become a ghost population who were forgotten and left to fade — this is, unless we take to relating to the lovely Dhole, and fight to protect their importance.
Take a little time out of your day Today, and learn more about the adorable, intelligent Dhole.