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An Asian wild dog that has a sandy coat and a black, bushy tail and lives in packs.
- ‘The dholes and jaguar were alert though, and already got the jackal who had an unhealthy interest in the horses surrounded.’
- ‘The two ambushing pantherine felids appeared to prefer foraging in densely covered settings and the dhole in open spaces.’
- ‘Highly predaceous canids that invariably hunt in social packs include the African hunting dog, Lycaon pictus, and the dhole, Cuon alpinus.’
- ‘‘The tiger, dhole and elephant populations, although secure for the moment, may be more vulnerable because of the relatively small size of the park,’ the centre noted.’
Early 19th century: of unknown origin.
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