Cryptid Wiki
Advertisement
Cryptid Wiki
Wild dog strut by hanyousblood-d55uh07

Myanmar Gray Wild Dog is an small wolf recorded from various parts of Myanmar, such as near Irrawadi River and from wilderness of Pegu. It is described as having a short dark gray coat, a black muzzle and rather short ears. The Burmans say there are two kinds of wild dog in Myanmar, the large and small. There is one record about wild dog killed in the Hmaingdaing Reserve, which was unusually large and had thick grey fur. It was recognized as Wunbalwe by the Burmans. In accordance of various examinations of purpoted skins and skulls, the species is believed to be specific kind of Canis lupus migrating from western parts of China. In 1998 scientists, which have been studied mammals of northern Burma provided records of smaller wolves, but it was said to be very rare animals.

Graydhole

This member of the dog family is nearly unknown to the western world. It is rather dog-like in its outward appearance and was once (however fleetingly) thought to be the ancestor of the domesticated dog. In reality, some of the features of its skull and dentition are so different from those of Canis familiaris that it is unlikely that the Asiatic Wild Dog played any role in the evolution of the domestic dog. At present, it is accorded the status of an independent single-species genus. In the early 19th century, when the first reports and descriptions appeared in print, the Dhole was so common and numerous in India that it was considered vermin and was persecuted mercilessly. From 1912 to 1972, there was an Indian government program that offered a bounty for killed dholes. (see ‘Dhole in Danger’) Today, the drastically reduced Dhole populations are legally protected everywhere.

Advertisement