The African Wild Dog
These unique canids have slim lean bodies, long slender legs, a broad flat head, a short muzzle and large bat-like ears, they have beautiful colourful mottled fur of black, white, brown and yellow and each individual possesses a unique pattern of colours just like finger prints in humans. They hunt in packs with pack sizes going from 15 to 60 or even more, they possess a bushy white tipped tail that's intelligently used as a communication flag among the pack members during hunting.
- Interesting Aspects -
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Get To Know Them
These highly intelligent social animals are the bulkiest and most solidly built of African canids measuring about 1.5 m long excluding the tail, with a shoulder height of about 60 cm and weighs up to 23 kg and prey on antelopes and large game.
African Wild Dogs in Action
The power of the pack! Wild dogs using their relay hunting strategy. Have a look at this amazing video from BBC.
Get Up Close & Personal
Sadly, this beautiful animal is one of the most threatened carnivores in the world due to habitat loss and being hunted by humans for its damages on their domestic livestock. Their conservation status is critically endangered, and the largest remaining populations are found in Southern Africa and some parts of East Africa.