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Dhole Standing Proud by Lupinicious Dhole Standing Proud by Lupinicious
So, here you go, not a wolf, but a canid nonetheless: a dhole (lat.: Cuon alpinus, german: Rothund). Since 2004, this species is classified as "endangered" in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, with less than 2,500 mature individuals remaining in the wild. :oops: It is native to southeastern parts of Asia.

Photo taken at the Magdeburg Zoo - the dholes there were really fun to watch. I really liked their very playful behavior (every couple of minutes, two of them ran up to the third, obviously the highest ranking animal to butter it up, actively submitting energetically with flying tails. What a crazy bunch :) The "alpha" didn't seem amused either, trying to evade their kisses, but generally only holding still and waiting for the attack wave to fade away.

Also, I particularly like their stylish white fur protruding from the inside of both of their ears :-)

Enjoy! :D
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HelloSariuss Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
It's so beautiful, I love it.
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Silver-Zabrak Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shino took the words right out of my mouth.
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ShinoXIII Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What a majestic Capture. This Animal is so beautiful.

Und jetzt schreib ich mal deutsch weil mir das leichter fällt xD
Danke für dieses Wunderschöne Foto. Ich hatte vorher noch nier etwas von einem Rothund gewusst. Und dank deinem Bild habe ich ein weiteres Tier in mein Herz geschlossen ^^
Ich muss unbedingt auch mal nach Magdeburg in den Zoo.^^
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Photographer
Gern :-)
Ja, die sind wohl nicht nur in der Wildnis, sondern auch in deutschen Zoos recht selten.
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ShinoXIII Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Zum Glück gibt es überhaupt noch welche ^^
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012   Photographer
Wohl wahr...
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Terresa101 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Just something about the color and layout of this shot is awesome! love it!
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Photographer
Thank you :)
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CytherSlash Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
The Titel fits so perfect.
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Lapulta Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!! Dholes finally!! :D They are so underappreciated...... :(

Thank you for standing up for them!!
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