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"Bushdogs (Speothos venaticus)"Image by Michael Rothman (visit gallery »)
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TitleBushdogs (Speothos venaticus) Contact
»Michael Rothman DescriptionThis large work, measuring 48" V. by 72" H. depicts a pack of neotropical Bushdogs (Speothos venaticus) crossing the St. Eloi Creek in French Guiana. They are widespread throughout much of South America in forest and savannah settings but at a very low population density. Bushdogs are Canids but not in genus Canus. They are highly social and share parental responsibilities amongst a close knit group. They have a fair amount of webbing on their forefeet and can hunt on land for prey like agoutis and capybara and underwater for turtles. KeywordsSpeothos venaticus, Boshond, Cachorro-do-mata, pero de monte, bushdagoe, zorro vinagre, Chocó, Chien de foręt, ヤブイヌ, Yabu inu, Waldhund, Skovhund Media Color Categories Nature, Science Subject(s) Animal, Botanical, Birds, Mammals, Vertebrates, Ecosystem, Editorial, Institutional, Landscape