The Bush Dog

Long - bodied and short – legged, the bush dog is day active and a predator it dwells in family based packs of up to ten. It is a powerful and persistent hunter of land birds and rodents up to the size of a azara’s agouti. The pack, however, can tackle slightly larger prey such rheas and capybaras, swimming efficiently after victims. By night the group members rest in dens , deserted burrows, hollow logs or under rocks. Average litter size is estimated four, born after a gestation of sixty – seven days. The male brings food to the female in the den. Its weight is supposed to be around five to seven kg, its tail is about 12.5 to 15cm long and its weight is estimated around 57 to 75cm long.



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