Q: My question is on the Indian wild dog: is there any research going on regarding behaviour study and selection of prey base?

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Answer from Arjun Srivathsa, Research Associate, Wildlife Conservation Society-India:

It is not very easy to carry out behavioural studies of elusive carnivores (like the dhole) because of several logistical difficulties. A rigorous scientific study of wild dog behaviour is only possible through radio-collaring of individuals (radio telemetry). But their wide-ranging habits, erratic disease/population cycles and the fact that they are pack-living, make telemetry difficult. This has been tried once in India before — in the Central Indian landscape — … Read More