In order to help the endangered dhole, San Diego Zoo Global has been breeding pups since 2001, with 20 having been born to 4 mothers.
In order to help re-populate the endangered dhole population, San Diego Zoo Global has been breeding dholes since 2001 in an off-exhibit breeding site. 20 pups have been born there to 4 different mothers. The newest litter of dholes was born in January 2015, bringing the current off-exhibit pack population to 12. Because of the breeding success, the animal care staff was able to form a non-breeding group that has taken up residence in an Asian Savanna exhibit.
Besides the San Diego Safari Park, only two other facilities in the U.S. have dholes: The Wilds in Ohio and the Minnesota Zoo.