African Wild Dog

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Name: African Wild Dog

Class: Mammal

Habitat: Open Plains, Woodlands & Dry Savannas

Origin: Sub Saharan Africa


Size: 70cm & 25kg

Speed: 35mph

Diet: Warthogs, Antelope, Rodents, Lizards & Birds

Predators: Lions & Hyenas

Attack/Defense: They hunt in packs using there incredible stamina to outrun prey over long  distances.

Conservation Status: Endangered

Life Expectancy: 12 years

Fascinating Facts
  • They have an 80% hunting success rate.
  • No two dogs have the same markings and for this reason can easily be identified.
  • They roam vast distances and have been known to cover areas as large as 900 miles.
Photo Credit: Mathias Appel