A mammal of the dog family (Canidae).
- Unlike most large canids, wild dogs do not announce their presence by howling, but with a scent message that can last for months.
- In canids such as wolves or wild dogs, usually only the dominant, or alpha, male and female in a pack reproduce, but younger group members hunt with the mother and return to the den to regurgitate predigested meat into the mouths of her pups.
- Adult turtles have relatively few natural predators, although sharks and saltwater crocodiles are known to consume adults, and nesting females are preyed upon by coyotes and other canids.
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