African wild dog

Learn about the behavior, habitat, and conservation of African wild dogs. Discover why these incredible creatures are an important part of the African ecosystem and how you can help protect them.
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The African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus), also called painted dog, painted wolf, or Cape hunting dog, is a species of canid native to Southern and Eastern Africa. They are one of the most successful predators on the African savanna, and have a 80% kill rate, which is far more superior than the kill rate of other predators like the 25% kill rate of lions. However, they are highly afraid of lions, who will kill wild dogs because of predatory competition, since both of them go for the same prey…

Whitney Wenger