Bush dogs prey mainly on large rodents such as acouchis (genus Myoprocta), agoutis (genus Dasyprocta), and pacas (genus Agouti); they may also prey upon animals of larger mass, such as capybaras (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) and rheas (Rheidae). (Burton and Burton, 1988; Nowak, 1999)
- Burton, J., V. Burton. 1988. The Collins Guide to the Rare Mammals of the World. Lexington, Massachusetts: The Stephen Greene Press.
- Nowak, R. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.