African Wild Dog

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Scientific Name

Scientific Name:Lycaon Pictus

Current Population/Where are they found

3,000-5,500

Southern Africa and the Southern part of East Africa

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Endangerment status

Threatened

Why is it Endangered

Major threats to the survival of the wild dogs by humans,viral diseases like rabies and distemper,habitat loss, and large competition with large predators like lions

What does it eat/2 interesting facts

They eat media size ruminants, such as gazelles


-They reach the speed of more than 44 miles per hour

-They gather in pack in about 10 individual, but some packs number more than 40

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