Trivia question for Apr-15-2011

Posted on Apr 15, 2011 in Trivia

These guys are very elusive, even to the villagers that share their rainforest habitat.  It is a carnivore and hunts during the day, preferably in wet Savannah’s and tropical and equatorial forests. Its typical prey is the Paca (Cuniculus paca), a large rodent. Although it can hunt alone on occasion, these guys can usually be found in small packs of up to 10–12 individuals, which can bring down much larger prey.

It may be the most gregarious of the South American canid species. They even have skin growing between their toes, which allow them to swim more efficiently.  So here are our questions:  What is this canine and where can they be found in their natural habitat?  Also, the Cumanagoto Indians used to do what with these dogs?

Good Luck 😉


Well we are back from our trip, we apologize for the inconvenience of having to accessing our trivia via our website over the last few days but we should be back to normal.

Congratulations to Darren for getting the trivia answered correctly. Thanks for the quick response.  The furry little critter we featured is the Bush Dog.  The Bush Dog is a canid found in Central and South America, including Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru , Ecuador, the Guianas, Paraguay, northeast Argentina, and Brazil. In spite of its extensive range, it is very rare; it was first identified by scientists as fossils in Brazilian caves and believed by them to be extinct.

The Cumanagoto Indians used to keep these guys as pets.  Here is more on these guys:  Bush Dog

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