Why are African wild dogs going extinct?

Answer African wild dogs, or painted wolves, are undomesticated dogs with multicolored patches and large, round ears. They are social creatures who roam Africa in packs. Unfortunately, these animals are q... Read More »

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Why are African wild dogs endangered?

African wild dogs once roamed southern Africa in large numbers, but lately their population has been dwindling due to a number of preventable factors. The American Museum of Natural History estimat... Read More »

Where do African wild dogs live?

African wild dogs, also known as Cape hunting dogs or painted dogs, live in the plains, savannas and upland forests of sub-Saharan Africa. They are mainly found in southern African countries such a... Read More »

How many African wild dogs are left?

Between 3,500 and 5,000 wild dogs are left in Southern and Southeastern Africa. However, only about half of these are mature adults, and the population has continued to decline, even in protected a... Read More »

What do south african wild dogs eat?

African wild dogs, which are found primarily in the southern part of Africa, typically hunt puku antelope, Thomson's gazelles, Grant's gazelles and impalas. Their diet also includes zebras, hares, ... Read More »