Wild dogs (Cuon alpinus)

In this 1 min. 21 s. we show a pack of wild dog hunting (twice) with pups. Wild dogs are not related to domestic dogs. They are small but very well organized, they hunt in groups and can kill large prey like the sambhar. They can be compared to commandos, fast, silent, efficient. They are such dangerous hunters that two species of monkeys, the bonnet macaque (high pitch) and the Nilgiri langur (barking) raise their alarm calls. Any animal on the ground is in danger of being eaten.


Wild dogs seem to provoke goose bumps in female elephants who chase them away to protect their young. Even later in life, large elephant bulls that have absolutely nothing to fear from them, may chase them in a fit of rage as seen in this picture.