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BUSH DOG (Speothos venaticus)  -  ©Ralf Schmode
Bush Dogs have squat bodies, short legs, short bushy tails, round  ears, and muzzles. They also have webbed feet, which is an adaptation  for living near water. Their heads and necks are reddish. The rest of  their bodies are brown and become darker towards the tail.
This rare species has a range that extends  from Panama all the way down to northern Argentina. Its habitat includes  lowland forests, semi-deciduous forests, seasonally flooded forests,  and wet savannahs. This species is an impressive generalist (it can  survive in many different habitats) but has never been seen far from  water.
Bush Dogs hunt large rodents such as paca and agouti in groups, although  solitary hunters sometimes eat smaller rodents, snakes, lizards, and  ground nesting birds. Sometimes, larger groups take on prey like the  capybara which is much larger than each individual dog.
Fact Source: http://saveamericasforests.org/Yasuni/Biodiversity/Bush%20Dog.html
Other photos you may enjoy:
New Guinea Singing Dog
African Wild Dog
Patagonian Cavy

BUSH DOG (Speothos venaticus)  -  ©Ralf Schmode

Bush Dogs have squat bodies, short legs, short bushy tails, round ears, and muzzles. They also have webbed feet, which is an adaptation for living near water. Their heads and necks are reddish. The rest of their bodies are brown and become darker towards the tail.

This rare species has a range that extends from Panama all the way down to northern Argentina. Its habitat includes lowland forests, semi-deciduous forests, seasonally flooded forests, and wet savannahs. This species is an impressive generalist (it can survive in many different habitats) but has never been seen far from water.

Bush Dogs hunt large rodents such as paca and agouti in groups, although solitary hunters sometimes eat smaller rodents, snakes, lizards, and ground nesting birds. Sometimes, larger groups take on prey like the capybara which is much larger than each individual dog.

Fact Source: http://saveamericasforests.org/Yasuni/Biodiversity/Bush%20Dog.html

Other photos you may enjoy:

New Guinea Singing Dog

African Wild Dog

Patagonian Cavy

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