African Wild Dogs

African Wild Dog
African Wild Dog


Found only in Africa, the African Wild Dog is an endangered species that lives mainly in the Savanna and regions where it is very arid. Also referred to as the hunting dog or the painted wolf, it has several characteristics in common with the domestic dog. What sets the wild dog apart, when compared with the domestic dog, is the fact that its ears are shaped like bats and they stand upright, as well as the fact that it has four toes instead of five on each foot. In the lists of interesting facts below, written for kids and adults, you will find information including what these dogs eat, and how they survive.

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African Wild Dog General Facts

African Wild Dog Physical Characteristics

African Wild Dog Hunting Facts