These are very unusual dogs. They are smaller than most other canid species, and they often live in rainforests, whereas most canid species in the world are larger and live in places like open prairies, savannas, or Arctic realms. The bush dog’s short stature seems to lend itself well to hunting in the understory of a dense rainforest or the grass thickets of a tropical savanna.
Bush dogs are mostly diurnal, so they typically are easy to see at the Zoo at almost any time of day. On the coldest or rainiest days, they may choose to stay in their indoor areas.