The African Wild Dog
The Endangered mammel
The African Wild Dog is missing from Africa specifically southern animals
Characteristics of the species
Size:30 inches at the shoulder
Weight:55 to 70 pounds
Lifespan:10 to 12 years
Habitat:Dense forest to open plains
- The scientific name for the African Wild dog means “painted wolf”. No two wild dogs have the same markings, which makes them easily identifiable as individuals.
- African wild dogs have huge home ranges and are constant wanderers. In the Serengeti the estimated size of each pack’s territory is 1,500 km2. An area the size of Greater London, which is home to 7.5 million people, could therefore only support one or two African wild dog packs.