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The Bush Dog or Zorro vinagre is a canid found in Central and South America. In spite of its extensive range, it is very rare in most areas except in Suriname, Guyana and Peru.

Adult bush dogs have soft long brownish-tan fur, with a lighter reddish tinge on the head, neck and back and a bushy tail, while the underside is dark, sometimes with a lighter throat patch.

Speothos venaticus are diurnal (active during the day) and live in social groups of up to 12 animals, with a dominant breeding pair in each pack.

While only the alpha female produces the offspring, non-breeding members of the group will guard and care for pups. Males bring food to the female in the den.

The type of habitat loss that is affecting the Bush Dog or Zorro vinagre the most is clear cutting of trees in the amazon and other good habitats for wood, cattle farming and palm oil.

Disease from domestic dogs is slowly becoming a bigger problem for bush dogs, because of human encroachment they now share more of their habitat than ever with potentially unvaccinated domestic dogs.

Hunting of bush dogs is prohibited in most of their range, countries banning the hunting of the species include Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, French Guiana, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Panama and Argentina.

There is nothing that explicitly bans bush dog hunting in the laws of Guyana and Suriname. Another issue is that many of the countries that the bush dog lives in have limited resources in place to enforce the wildlife laws that are made.

Currently, scientists are using a number of different methods to try and create a management plan for bush dogs.

Traditional camera traps have not worked well in evaluating the species because of how shy they are; as a result, scientists have deployed scent-detecting dogs to try and find the bush dogs burrows where they rest at night.

The hope is to be able to collect better data about habitat use of the Bush Dog or Zorro vinagre species, what kind of prey they hunt, and how and when the cubs branch off from the pack.

There are protected areas that exist throughout the bush dogs range such as the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve; this will theoretically be able to support feeder populations.

As recently as 2020, bush dogs were caught on camera traps in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica suggesting that they may be expanding their range northward and even higher in elevation than previously thought possible.

This could mean that if humans put in a concerted effort to try and save bush dogs the species will be able to respond well and keep a steady population or maybe even gain in numbers.

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