Burmese gray wild dog

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Myanmar Gray Dhole
Sub groupingCanine

Gray Dhole, also known as Myanmar gray wild dog is purported canid species from Myanmar, reported especially from the Pidaung Game Sanctuary near the Irrawaddy River in Myitkyina Forest Division, and Thayagon in the Bago Division. It is described as having a short dark gray coat, a black muzzle and short, round ears. The Burmans say there are two kinds of wild dog in Myanmar, the large and small.


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