African hunting Dog (Lycaon pictus)

Details

Details of African hunting Dog (Lycaon pictus)

A long-legged predator with large, round ears facing upwards. The fur is speckled in black, yellow and brown colors, the tip of the tail is white. Wild dogs hunt in herds. They are not among the fastest animals, but they are able to stalk and "wear out" their prey across great distances.

They can even kill large animals like zebras and wildebeest!

Wild dogs are also called hyena dogs, and they are among Africa’s most rare animals, only about 5000 wild dogs are left on the whole continent.

 

Short Overview

Height: 68 cm


Weight. 20-36 kg


Active: Diurnal


Habitat: Open woodland


Food: Meat, mammals

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