At some of the bio various locations on earth, Yasuní Nationwide Park and Biosphere Reserve, you’ve a novel alternative to turn out to be one of many few folks in your entire world who’ve seen the enigmatic “Bush Canine”! More and more uncommon, this lovable wild canine is among the many endangered species we’re happy to name our neighbors right here close to the Kichwa Añangu Group. Whereas there are plans to breed them in captivity, the amazon rainforest is among the few locations vacationers are capable of see this superb animal in its pure habitat, the naturalist information Diego Torres Garzón had this glorious encounter and caught these photos in digicam:

A visit to the Ecuadorian Amazon basin and its communities is the perfect and most accountable selection when exploring the Amazon because it ensures the continuation of a whole aboriginal folks’s self-determination and ongoing stewardship of the Amazon and guarantee this stunning panorama, which is dwelling to extra species than wherever else on the planet, continues to stay so for a lot of extra generations to return. Don’t neglect to snap that once-in-a-lifetime photograph to recollect your journey and turn out to be a “member” of the worldwide neighborhood of accountable vacationers.


Scientific title  

Atelocynus microtis; Speothos venaticus. *Misidentification between the 2 species is widespread as they coexist in the identical areas and are each elusive.


A mysterious member of the Canidae household, the “Brief-Eared Bush Canine” is a uncommon species of untamed canine. It’s designated “Close to Threatened” by the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature’s Purple Record of Threatened Species. It’s comparatively small for a canine, extra akin to the dimensions of a house-cat, because it stands solely a couple of foot (30 cm) tall on stubby legs and weighs roughly 10 kilos. This small canine is considered diurnal, hunts rodents as its main prey, and wears a fur coat sporting completely different hues of reddish-brown.

Habitat and vary 

The Bush Canine inhabits all kinds of lowland rainforest habitats together with Terra Firme and Swamp Forests, and notably favors swimming in Amazonian rivers and creeks as many sightings of the species have reported. Nevertheless, probably resulting from rising threats of habitat loss, they’ve tailored to different eco-zones comparable to foothill forests as much as 2000m. Their earlier recognized vary was easternmost in Brazil, westernmost in Peru, southernmost in Bolivia, and northernmost in Colombia. Nevertheless, this has just lately been expanded as sightings have now been recorded so far as Central America.


Diego Escobar is Advertising and marketing Director at Napo Wildlife Heart. Napo Wildlife Heart is an eco-lodge providing unforgettable experiences within the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, inside Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, which is managed by the Añangu kichwa aboriginal neighborhood.

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