Animal Age

How old does a Dhole get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Dhole reaches?

An adult Dhole (Cuon alpinus) usually gets as old as 16 years.

Dholes are around 61 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 275 grams (0.61 lbs) and measure 1.9 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Canidae family (genus: Cuon), their offspring is 4 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 98.8 cm (3′ 3″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Dhole gets as old as 16 years

The dhole (Cuon alpinus) is a canid native to Central, South, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. Other English names for the species include Asian wild dog, Asiatic wild dog, Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog, and mountain wolf. It is genetically close to species within the genus Canis, but distinct in several anatomical aspects: its skull is convex rather than concave in profile, it lacks a third lower molar and the upper molars sport only a single cusp as opposed to between two and four. During the Pleistocene, the dhole ranged throughout Asia, Europe, and North America but became restricted to its historical range 12,000–18,000 years ago.The dhole is a highly social animal, living in large clans without rigid dominance hierarchies and containing multiple breeding females. Such clans usually consist of 12 individuals, but groups of over 40 are known. It is a diurnal pack hunter which preferentially targets medium- and large-sized ungulates. In tropical forests, the dhole competes with tiger and leopard, targeting somewhat different prey species, but still with substantial dietary overlap.It is listed as Endangered by the IUCN as populations are decreasing and are estimated at fewer than 2,500 adults. Factors contributing to this decline include habitat loss, loss of prey, competition with other species, persecution due to livestock predation and disease transfer from domestic dogs.

Animals of the same family as a Dhole

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Canidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Dhole

With an average age of 16 years, Dhole are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Dhole

The same number of babies at once (4) are born by:

Weighting as much as Dhole

A fully grown Dhole reaches around 15.85 kg (34.94 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Dhole

Those animals grow as big as a Dhole: