African Wild Dog

Scientific Name: Lycaon pictus

Common Name(s): African Hunting Dog
Cape Hunting Dog
Spotted Dog
Painted Wolf
Wildehond (Afrikaans)
Mbwa Mwitu (Swahili)

Status: Endangered

Estimated Population: 3,000-5,500

Population Trend: Decreasing

Threats:                         Conflict with human activities; infectious disease; predation by lions;                                      competition with hyenas.

Range:                           The largest populations of Wild Dogs are in southern and south-east Africa:
                                     Botswana; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Ethiopia; Kenya;
                                     Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Senegal; South Africa; Sudan; Tanzania,
                                     United Republic of; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

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