Dholes use body language to communicate, such as wagging their tails or greeting each other by snapping at one another.

Dholes communicate with each other using body language and vocal sounds.

Dholes can be quite vocal, calling to keep in touch over short or long distances, which is handy when they are cooperatively hunting. They also communicate in the form of whistles, barks, growls, alarm calls, and chatter.

The dhole’s greeting includes snapping at each other—an expression of endearment for them, but not so endearing for humans. Just as domestic dogs, they also wag their tails.

Sources: (Carmignani; Chacon, 2000)
Image: Cloudtail the Snow Leopard


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