Did you know that the Minnesota Zoo is one of only three places in North America where you can see a dhole? (Pronounced dole – like the banana brand).  Dholes ( Cuon alpinus ) are wild canids—mammals that are members of the dog family. If you spotted them at the Minnesota Zoo, you may have thought they looked like red foxes or some kind of small wolf.  Most people have never heard of a dhole, but they are important predators in tropical forests and grasslands of Southeast Asia.  Minnesota Zoo Conservation Biologist, Dr. Kate Jenks, co-leads efforts to study wild dholes in Thailand.

Why are Dholes Endangered?
What Are We Doing to Help Dholes?



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