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Camera Trap Photo of Bush Dog in Brazil

Bush Dog

The bush dog has dark brown fur, an elongated body that measures up to 2.3 feet long, short paws and ears, and weighs approximately 11 pounds.

A camera trap image of a bush dog in Veredas do Peruacu State Park in Brazil was recorded in October 2012 by WWF and the Biotropicos Institute. The bush dog, also called the vinegar or savannah dog, is often referred to as a ghost by researchers. The species was first described in 1842 and since then the latest official recordings were from bush dog tracks and two dead animals. This camera trap image reinforces the relevance of protected areas and the need to continue strengthening and expanding biodiversity conservation.