January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Dhole, a wild dog found in wooded areas of Asia, including India, Russia, China, and Korea. It is about five feet (1.5 m) long from nose to tail and weighs 30 to 45 pounds (14 to 20 kg). The dhole resembles a fox and has a yellowish-brown coat. Dholes hunt in packs of 5 to 15. Their prey includes deer, wild pigs, wild sheep, and hares. Dholes are an endangered species whose number has been reduced by destruction of their habitat.


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