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10 Things You Didn't Know About African Wild Dogs

African wild dogs: They form packs up to 40 members, each with a dominant breeding pair, that remain monogamous for life. They're co-operative hunters, relying on sight rather than smell to pinpoint prey. They reach speeds up to 55 kmph, and sometimes disembowel prey while it is still running. -BBC Nature

African wild dogs: They form packs up to 40 members, each with a dominant breeding pair, that remain monogamous for life. They're co-operative hunters, relying on sight rather than smell to pinpoint prey. They reach speeds up to 55 kmph, and sometimes disembowel prey while it is still running. -BBC Nature

African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus), six to eight week old pup, Okavango Delta, Botswana by Suzi Esztherhas

African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus), six to eight week old pup, Okavango Delta, Botswana by Suzi Esztherhas

beautiful-wildlife: “ African Wild Dog by © Gerry Van der Walt Madikwe Game Reserve - South Africa ”

beautiful-wildlife: “ African Wild Dog by © Gerry Van der Walt Madikwe Game Reserve - South Africa ”

it´s about time I get back to Botswana, it seems I suffer from Wild Dog turkey. In November I´ll be in the Kwara concession. Rumours are, that the pack there consists of 31!!!!! wild dogs with 16 puppies. X fingers we will be able to find them. You never know, as the puppies will already be mobile by then and follow on the hunts. Later we´ll be in Lebala and Lagoon concession. There´s also a big pack with 8 adults and numerous puppies. So odds are good, we get to see those fascinating…

it´s about time I get back to Botswana, it seems I suffer from Wild Dog turkey. In November I´ll be in the Kwara concession. Rumours are, that the pack there consists of 31!!!!! wild dogs with 16 puppies. X fingers we will be able to find them. You never know, as the puppies will already be mobile by then and follow on the hunts. Later we´ll be in Lebala and Lagoon concession. There´s also a big pack with 8 adults and numerous puppies. So odds are good, we get to see those fascinating…

African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog, typically roams the open plains and sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa.

African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog, typically roams the open plains and sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa.

Lycaon pictus is a canine found only in Africa, especially in savannas and lightly wooded areas. It is more commonly known as the AFRICAN WILD DOG - It's Latin name translates to "Painted Wolf" referring to the irregular, mottled coat, which features patches of red, black, brown, white, and yellow fur. Each animal has its own unique coat pattern, and all have big, rounded ears.

Lycaon pictus is a canine found only in Africa, especially in savannas and lightly wooded areas. It is more commonly known as the AFRICAN WILD DOG - It's Latin name translates to "Painted Wolf" referring to the irregular, mottled coat, which features patches of red, black, brown, white, and yellow fur. Each animal has its own unique coat pattern, and all have big, rounded ears.

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