Scientific Name of Dhole
Features and Facts of Dhole
- Habitat: Forest, also meadows & steppe
- Body length: c.100 cm
- Weight: females 12-16; males 14-18 kg
- Status: Endangered
Conservation of Dhole
The Dhole is listed as endangered due to due to ongoing habitat loss, depletion of its prey base, competition from other predators, persecution and possibly diseases from domestic and feral dogs. It is also hunted for illegal trade and for meat and fur. The size of this species is extinct in many parts of the country. To improve the population and protecting the habitat, wildlife protection act has introduced in 1972. Besides there are various other organisations have come forward for the protection of this species.