The Painted Wolf aka African Wild dogs
The painted wolf is also known as African wild dogs. They are one of the most amazing canines in the wild. Unlike the dogs at home, they don’t do so well under captivity conditions.
African Wild Dog
They have been given a number of names, i.e painted hunting dogs, painted wolf, African hunting dog, African painted dog as well as cape hunting dog.
Due to their body spots, they are easily confused for hyenas.
They are very social animals and live in packs. Doing most stuff as a group especially hunting. They are very loyal to each other in the pack. To a point whereby, they feed one of their own who may have got injured during the hunts.
As per the IUCN, we have less than 2000 African wild dog roaming in the world.
- Cape Wild dog found in Souther Africa.
- East African will dog found in East Africa.
- West African wild dog found in both West and Central Africa.
- Chad wild dog found in Chad.
- Somali wild dog found in the Horn of Africa.
This shows how they have been dispersed all over the place. This is due to their behavior of spreading out in their respective packs. Each pack has a dominant male and a dominant female responsible for breeding. The rest of the pack helps in raising the pups.
The hunting success is 80% . This means they are going to make a kill when they hunt.
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