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When: April 27, 2018
Where: Zie-ZOO Volkel, The Netherlands

Back when we still semi-regularly saw the Bush Dogs. They have an indoors enclosure, where they used to spend some time hiding out, but they've also dug a hole beneath one of the pipes. And with a lot of weeds growing in their enclosure, and them being small and having a tunnel system most likely below the ground (who knows, they might have found their way out of the zoo entirely...) they're impossible to spot nowadays.
A real pity, because they're remarkable, cute and photogenic animals :heart:

Species: Bush Dog (Boshond)

Latin name: Speothos Venaticus

Originates from Central and South America.

Current status: Near Threatened

Did you know:

…When the Bush Dog was first discovered, as fossils found in Brazilian caves, it was thought to be extinct.

…It is the only living species in the genus Speothos, with genetic evidence suggesting it’s closest living relative is the Maned Wolf or African Wild Dog.

…In many countries it occurs in, they use different names for the Bush Dog, like Cachorro-Vinagre (Vinegar Dog), Cachorro-Do-Mato (Bush Dog), Perro-Vinagre (Vinegar Dog), Zorro Vinagre (Vinagar Fox), Perro De Agua (Water Dog) or Perro De Monte (Mountain Dog).

…While adult Bush Dogs have brown-ish to tan fur, with a lighter reddish tinge on the head, neck and back and a darker underside, sometimes with a light throat patch, young Bush Dogs are actually black all over their bodies.

…Bush Dogs tend to live in small packs, with one mated pair and their immediate kin. They are fluid on land, but also in the water, and will use burrows as shelter.

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:iconanasofiajc:
anasofiajc Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So very cute!!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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:iconanasofiajc:
anasofiajc Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome 😃
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TaiFerret Featured By Owner 6 days ago
At first I thought wow, what a cute little bear, but then I read it's a bush dog. It really looks like a transitional form between dogs and bears, don't you think? Just like raccoon dogs.
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, I've heard that more about the Bush Dogs in my gallery ;)
They do look a bit like little bears; I love how South American animals are a little bit of everything while being totally unique :D
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SoraPenguin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is so cute!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :la:
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:iconsorapenguin:
SoraPenguin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!!
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:iconakphotographystudio:
akphotographystudio Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Professional Photographer
WoW! greetings from austria :D
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :w00t:
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:icontkangel:
TKAngel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
This a wolverine?
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a bush dog ;)
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:iconepicsanchez010630:
EPICSanchez010630 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No this is a Bushdog they're native to South America.
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:iconpeacockdomain:
peacockdomain Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  New Deviant
What animal is this I'm curious it's really cute
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a bush dog :D
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:iconlulupoo:
LuLupoo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
Oh my what cutie! I love that face :aww: Very sweet indeed.
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, thank you :aww:
Yes, they're true sweethearts :love:
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:iconlulupoo:
LuLupoo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018
My pleasure :aww:
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:iconwillemsvdmerwe:
WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
I do hope you can get more opportunities to shoot these cute canines!
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope so too!

We'd missed them the last few times so I asked this past weekend and was told the two boys died of old age... BUT they will get new individuals! And we might just visit a zoo that also has them :)
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Schleichwolfcat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
NO WAY!!!!! IT IS A BUSH DOG!!! DEATH BY TO MUCH CUTENESS ok sorry for going a little over bored *I now why my mom said that if I put all of the animal fact in to school facts I would be A plus student*
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish more people were able to easily rocognize animals :D (and yeah, if school would only have appreciated our knowledge..)
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moccabun Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
He's soooooo adorable!! <3 
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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