The Short-eared dog is a species of widespread yet rarely seen, near-threatened jungle dogs found in South America. Unlike other dogs, these wild dogs have developed partially webbed feet to assist them in swimming through the semi-aquatic environment of the amazon rainforest. With a population of only 15,000, these are one of the rarest carnivores in South America.
Domestic dogs are a direct threat to these canids as they transmit and spread diseases among the wild population of short-eared dogs, which includes rabies and canine distemper. Moreover, humans have also played their part by degrading and destroying their natural habitats.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No