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11 July 2005 @ 09:31 am
Dholes  
Dholes are threatened with extinction mostly because of the human attitude towards this animal. A naturalist (in 1940s) once called them "pests of the forest" for whatever reason and people were actually rewarded by the government for every dhole killed till as recently as 1972!!!

Anyways, these guys just look and act like our pet dogs only that these can kill a tiger if they want to!











Dhole dash!



A Dhole couple



Reflections in the rain



Time for a short nap



cold stare





 
 
 
Yathinyathin on July 11th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)
Actually, I had posted a few of their pics here:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/yathin/73833.html

And I also see comments from you and premkudva :D

It's really tough to remember these animals since they hardly get any coverage in blogs and news since so few of them are there and around. It's locally strong in numbers in the Bandipur-Kabini area and probably the best place in the world to see them and that's why I have so many pics of them!

They are in fact as threatened as the tiger and elephants and no one really knows how many dholes there are in this world.
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on July 11th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
Fukks! That means I had heard of dholes before from you, and completely forgotten about them. Heh! Good you made this post, in that one they were not so clear. In this one they look really really clear.
Yathinyathin on July 11th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
lol! :)

You should see them, they look so puny that you will not believe they can kill a tiger if they want to!