African Wild Dog
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Fast FactsType:MammalDiet:CarnivoreAverage life span in the wild:Up to 11 yearsSize:29.5 to 43 in (75 to 110 cm)Weight:39.5 to 79 lbs (18 to 36 kg)Group name:PackProtection status:EndangeredSize relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man:
As human settlements expand, the dogs have sometimes developed a taste for livestock, though significant damage is rare. Unfortunately, they are often hunted and killed by farmers who fear for their domestic animals.
African hunting dogs are endangered. They are faced with shrinking room to roam in their African home. They are also quite susceptible to diseases spread by domestic animals.