African Wild Dog

African Wild Dog
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Species
  African Wild Dog

 
Status
  Endangered
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Mon Apr 6 19:36:01 2015
Image Credit
  JindoJeff
Image Comment
  Young African Wild Dog sleeping in the sun
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Sorter Stats: Hits 98   At Bats 134   Average 0.731 Habitats: grassland mountains coasts

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African Wild Dog Facts & Trivia for kids

  • The African Wild Dog is one of the most social canids, living in packs of 30 or more adults.
  • An African Wild Dog pack can hunt very large prey, such as wildebeest, zebra and impala.
  • The African Wild Dog has only four toes on each foot, which is unusual for canids.
  • The African Wild Dog is the world's second largest wild canid (the gray wolf is the largest).
  • The African Wild Dog is also called the painted wolf.
  • The African Wild Dog was once widespread in Africa but is now a more reduced and scattered population.
  • The coat of the African Wild Dog is highly variable in pattern, but the tip of the tail is usually white.
  • Adult African Wild Dogs will spit up their food for their pups to eat.
  • African Wild Dogs can run around 34 mph, and can run nonstop for 3 miles.
  • African Wild Dog puppies have less than a 40% survival rate in the wild.
  • African Wild Dogs can catch diseases such as rabies and distemper from domestic dogs.

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