The Endangered African wild Dog
the African wild dog is one of the top 5 most endangered animals in Africa
The African wild dog, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog. The dog's Latin name means "painted wolf”. The female has a litter of 2 to 20 pups, which are cared for by the entire pack. These dogs are very social, and packs have been known to share food and to assist weak or ill members African wild dogs hunt in formidable, cooperative packs of 6 to 20 at least they did till they were endangered.
The Scientific name for African wild dog is Lycaon pictus! Usually they Weight up to 55 to 70 pounds. Also they usually grow to be 30 inches from head to tail. There Life span is 10 to 12 years There habitat is the forest to open plains There diet contains being a Carnivore Usually a mommy African wild dog is pregnant for 2.5 months As we all know everyone has a predator believe it or not people are there predator
There population is Between 2,000 and 5,000 dogs left of these dogs remain in the wild. African wild dogs are usually only found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. There normal habitat is in the Savannas, grasslands and open woodlands are the preferred habitats of African wild dogs. Normally only the alpha male and female reproduce, while other members of the pack help care for the young pups. Pups are born every year, usually from March through June. A litter may contain as many as 16 pups. African wild dogs face a number of serious threats, including habitat loss, human persecution (hunting and poisoning), disease spread from domestic animals and isolated populations.