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The Dhole (Cuon alpinus) is a mammal of the Canidae family and thereby related to the domestic dog.

Dholes are mostly found in South Asia, but range further north into central Asia to the borders of Russia and east to Malaysia.

The Dhole is a social canid and is generally seen hunting in packs.

In Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli story "Red Dog" in The Second Jungle Book the dholes are seen as vicious aggressors, which is a distortion of their true nature.

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