Endangerd Animals

African Wild Dog

African Wild Dogs

African wild dogs, also known as painted dogs, are incredibly social creatures. They live in carefully organized packs in which each dog has a specified job, from hunter to pup baby-sitter. The dogs rely on each other and are one of the only wild species to care for their sick and old.


The African wild dog is threatened with extinction due to reasons such as: loss of habitat, hunting by humans, ecological imbalances, poisoning by ranchers and road deaths. The African wild dog population numbers about 5,000 at present.