Spatial ecology and diet of the dhole Cuon alpinus (Canidae, Carnivora) in north central Thailand Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Two adult male dholes Cuon alpinus belonging to 2 different packs were radio collared and tracked between March 2000 and October 2002 in Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand. Dholes occupied cumulative ranges (95% minimum convex polygon) of 12.0 km2 (n - 39) and 49.5 km2 (n = 62), traveled an average of 2,214 m each day (n - 27, ± 2,422 m, range 25-9,469), and were primarily active during diurnal and crepuscular periods (n = 927 activity readings, 46% active). Dhole diet using scat analysis (n = 172) and identification of carcasses (n = 14) consisted only of ungulates. Dhole range primarily included forested habitat, although some individuals also were observed hunting in grasslands. © Publications Scientifiques du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle.

author list (cited authors)

  • Grassman, L. I., Tewes, M. E., Silvy, N. J., & Kreetiyutanont, K.

publication date

  • January 1, 2005 11:11 AM