Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, and Brazil
Neotropical forests and wet savannahs, usually near water
Small vertebrates, sometimes fruit
11 – 17 lbs.
10 – 12 in
1 - 6 offspring
Bush dogs have partially webbed feet, which aids in swimming.
Bush dogs are social and live in small family packs.
They use vocalizations and scent marking to communicate.
Their 40 teeth are set in a powerful jaw that is ideal for capturing and consuming prey items.
Bush Dogs seem to be naturally rare throughout their range. They are threatened by human encroachment, habitat loss, reduction in prey abundance (due to illegal hunting and domestic dogs), and lethal diseases contracted from domestic dogs.
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