Today I want to write about a little known species of dog, the bush dog of South America.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These cute little dogs grow up to 75 cm long and 30 cm high.
- They live in small groups and hunt together to catch rodents, lizards, birds and snakes. They can sometimes catch prey much larger than themselves, up to the size of rheas and peccaries. Because they hunt in thick forests, they make a range of calls to each other to communicate.
- Bush dogs often live near water and have partially webbed paws to help them become excellent swimmers.
- They hunt during the day and hide at night in the burrows of other animals or hollow tree trunks.
- Bush dogs are found in forests and near rivers from Panama down to southern Brazil. They are quite rare throughout their range and are rarely seen in the wild.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about bush dogs?