hyena1Order Carnivora

Family Canidae

Scientific Name

Lycaon pictus

Thumbnail Description

The African wild dog is a highly social animal

Size and Weight

Shoulder height 60–75 cm (24–30 in)

Weight 20–25 kg (44–55 lb)

Physical Features

North-east African dogs are primarily black with small white and yellow patches, while southern African ones are more brightly coloured, sporting a mix of brown, black and white coats

Habitat

Scrub, woodland and montane areas

Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa, Southern Africa and southern East Africa

Diet

Thomson’s gazelle, impala, reedbuck, kob, lechwe, and springbok

Reproduction

6 – 16

Population

6,600

Baby Name

Pups

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Nature

Social

Conservation Status

Endangered