March 2018: Dhole
Spring is upon us and with it starts a new month and a new animal to feature for FaunaFocus! March 2018’s featured species is the dhole, the only member of the Cuon genus, part of the larger Carnivora order listed within the Mammalia class. As an endangered species, the dhole is not well-known. Hopefully, FaunaFocus can help spread awareness of this adorable canine.
Learn more about the endangered dhole. Watch videos, view images, and read through publications and other resources all about this canine on the March 2018 FaunaFocus page, a hub for dhole research, media, and discovery. Learn even more about this social creature by checking FaunaFocus.com and social media, such as Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter daily for bite-sized FaunaFacts.
Let inspiration strike! Create something with the dhole in mind, whether it be a fictional story, simple poem, layered watercolor, interpretive dance, whatever medium you most resonate with!Are you inspired by the dhole’s autumn-colored pelage? What do you see within the dhole’s intense stare? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, everyone has the ability to create. Try something new or hone your craft. Just let the dhole spark your imagination!
Let’s focus on the dhole together! Find a family of wildlife-lovers on the FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team or in the FaunaFocus Discord Server, or browse the hashtag #FaunaFocus to find more animal-themed content! Livestream your creative process or record it in a video. Tweet about your own research and findings, or discuss and identify in the Discord channels. Post your sketches, works-in-progress, and final creations on the social media of your choice. Don’t forget the hashtag!
For an extra challenge, enter the Fauna Free-For-All! Submit your best dhole-inspired creation to be live-judged on Twitch at the end of the month. Allow your artwork to be critiqued to find your strengths and weaknesses and improve your work in the future. All artists, art-forms, and media are eligible, just don’t miss the deadline!
- FaunaFocus needs 2 Guest Judges! Apply to judge this month’s Fauna-Free-For-All.