Male xihra, commonly referred to as ‘whippets’ in the West, only socialize with one another, ignoring females entirely unless they’re in heat.

Like the female, male xihra will eat and can digest just about anything. However, due to their violent nature, they are typically not kept as domestic livestock and, as such, food is hardly abundant. That they congregate into packs compounds this problem, and provides a particular danger for travelers who, to a hungry xihra, often look more appealing than ash and rock.