Check out these bush dogs caught on camera trap!
Get to know me:
- I am a bush dog (scientific name: Speothos venaticus).
- I am a canid – a canid is a group of dog-like mammals that includes foxes, wolves, coyotes, jackals, dingoes, and other dog-like species.
- I am most closely related to the maned wolf and the African wild dog.
- I am found in parts of Central America and South America, but I am rarely seen.
- I live in the rainforest and also other habitats like savannas.
- I am a carnivore – a meat eater – and I eat rodents.
- I am small and muscular and I have a short tail.
I am a dog-like animal, but some people think I look somewhat like a small bear. What do you think?
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Robert F. Tobler, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons