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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Cuon
Binomial name
Cuon alpinus

The Dhole (Cuon alpinus) is a mammal of the Canidae family.

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.