Canidae - The Dog Family

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Dog story

The dog may have been the first animal to be domesticated, and has been the most widely kept, as a working, hunting, and companion animal in human history.

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Dog story
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Wolf

The wolf is the largest wild member of the Canine family. Wolves are social predators that live in nuclear families consisting of a pair, their offspring and, occasionally, adopted immature wolves.

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Wolf
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Jackal

Jackals and coyotes ("American jackal") are opportunistic omnivores; predators of small- to medium-sized animals and proficient scavengers. Their long legs and curved canine teeth are adapted for hunting. They are capable of maintaining speeds of 16 km/h (9.9 mph) for extended periods of time.

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Jackal
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Fox

Foxes are small canine (slightly smaller than the medium sized domestic dog), characterized by possessing a long narrow snout, and a bushy tail.

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Fox
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Hyena

Hyenas are primarily nocturnal animals. Although reputed to be cowardly scavengers, hyenas kill as much as 95% of the food they eat, and have been known to drive off leopards or lionesses from their kills.

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Hyena
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Wild dog of Africa

Wild dogs are the most social of all canines. Wild dogs are unlike other large carnivores in that they rarely fight among themselves, either for food or dominance. They will care for old, sick or injured pack members and licking wounds of members clean.

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Wild dog of Africa
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Dhole

The Dhole is a pack hunter from Asia. Their color is a reddish brown with long tails tipped in black. Dholes hunt deer, wild boar, and buffalo. Dholes are now facing extinction.

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Dhole
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Bush dog

In spite of its extensive range, it is very rare. It is the only living species in its genus.

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Bush dog
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Dingo

Dingoes have maintained ancient characteristics that unite them, along with other primitive dog. It is often wrongly asserted that dingoes do not bark. The bark of a dingo is short and monosyllabic.

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Dingo
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