The Dhole or the Indian Wild Dog is one of my favourite animal. I have tried very hard to see and photograph them but they have been elusive until recently when I encountered a pack of 11 wild dogs in Kabini Nagarhole National Park. I like them because they are constantly interacting with the pack or on the move. They are a delight to observe .
It is interesting to note that the Dhole are highly social animal without rigid hierarchy and have multiple breeding females unlike the African wild dogs who have a rigid Alpha Male and a breeding Alpha female.
The Pack of Dhole on their hunt
The pack amidst the high weeds in Nagarhole National Park because of the monsoons
They are always active
The pack senses another predator, because of the Alarm calls, they are very edgy
The pack scampers off
It was a brief 15 minute encounter when they were running wild in Zone A of Kabini. They became edgy when there were Alarm calls and other cars had spotted a tiger very close by. The Dholes just sped by.