african_wild_dog.jpgClassification
Hunting African dogs are found in grassland, savannahs and woodlands.
They are not found in jungles but they widely distributed across the African plains.
African wild dog are classified in the family canidea along with along with wolves, jackals, foxes and other dogs but must be similar species, including the domestic dog. They are only of the genus lycaon.
The common names are which are vary , some calls them African hunting dogs , painted dogs , cape hunting dogs , wild dogs and more names.



Behaviors
When two African wild dogs have an actual fight it does occur and they stand reared on forelegs and they bite each other head and neck , the aim is to secure a throat grip and throttle (but kill) the opponent .
African wild dog are one of the most extensive vocal repertoires in the canid family. Vocalization appears to be very important in maintaining bonds within the group. Gruff, barks and low intense growling express alarm.



Life cycle
Female African wild dog leaves their natal pack when they are between 14 to 30 months old. All females in a liter are dispersing from the pack together. Only half of the young males disperse (also as a group), while the rest are resting they remain in their natal pack for life.
African wild dog are nomadic throughout most of the years, wondering in ranges that they may cover 579 square miles (1,000 square km) or more. The exception is when the packs have very young pups. The adults then restrict their hunting to 2.25 miles between (2km) radius down the den. By the time the pups are at least 3 months old, the pack usually abandons the den and resumes nomadic life.
Raising the pups of the dominating breeding pair and caring for old sick individuals in an African wild dog pack is a group task.

Physical features and appearances
The African wild dog, also called the hunting dog is a vanishing species in east Africa .Field studies have shown that the African wild dog is a highly intelligent and social animal.
African wild dog have rounded ears , a black muzzle , long legs , and broad , bushy white – tipped tails about 12-16 inches(30-41cm) long.
Although their fur is sparse, the color and pattern of the African wild dog’s coat is dramatic and unmistakable. Each dog has a unique pattern of yellow, black, white and gray splotches covering its body.

HABITAT
THE AFRICAN WILD DOG LIVES IN THE SAVANNAS AND GRASSLANDS THEY ALSO LIKE OPEN WOODLANDS with reasonable rainfall.
Adaptations for survival
African wild dogs adaptations are that it can run up to 30 MPH for 3 miles .there hunting strategies are different they chase prey to tire them out then they go for the kill. You may think that the African wild dog ears look funny but they allow them to have super sharp hearing. Their legs are long allowing them to run at high speeds. The African wild dogs eyes can see prey from quite a long distance.


Reasons for endangerment
The African wild dogs ate small livestock that belong to the farmers so the African wild dog either got shot by game hunters in the 1960s or farmers or got poisoned by farmers and surprisingly lions.
Then the game hunters got blamed for creating havoc among antelope herds.
Now people are keeping them in a boundary
So the African wild dogs will survive .African wild dogs also got sick from diseases like rabies and distemper and parvovirus now African wild dogs are rarely seen in big packs around the world


Distribution on earth
There were 500,000 African wild dogs at 39 countries at one stage now there are only
About 3,000 -5,500 in less than 25 countries
Throughout the world .they are normally found around eastern and southern Africa .Back then there were so many African wild dogs that 100 packs were not unknown. That means there were so many African wild dogs that almost every pack was known.


Classification
Hunting African dogs are found in grassland, savannahs and woodlands.
They are not found in jungles but they widely distributed across the African plains.
African wild dog are classified in the family canidea along with along with wolves, jackals, foxes and other dogs but must be similar species, including the domestic dog. They are only of the genus lycaon.
The common names are which are vary , some calls them African hunting dogs , painted dogs , cape hunting dogs , wild dogs and more names.



Behaviors
When two African wild dogs have an actual fight it does occur and they stand reared on forelegs and they bite each other head and neck , the aim is to secure a throat grip and throttle (but kill) the opponent .
African wild dog are one of the most extensive vocal repertoires in the canid family. Vocalization appears to be very important in maintaining bonds within the group. Gruff, barks and low intense growling express alarm.



Life cycle
Female African wild dog leaves their natal pack when they are between 14 to 30 months old. All females in a liter are dispersing from the pack together. Only half of the young males disperse (also as a group), while the rest are resting they remain in their natal pack for life.
African wild dog are nomadic throughout most of the years, wondering in ranges that they may cover 579 square miles (1,000 square km) or more. The exception is when the packs have very young pups. The adults then restrict their hunting to 2.25 miles between (2km) radius down the den. By the time the pups are at least 3 months old, the pack usually abandons the den and resumes nomadic life.
Raising the pups of the dominating breeding pair and caring for old sick individuals in an African wild dog pack is a group task.

Physical features and appearances
The African wild dog, also called the hunting dog is a vanishing species in east Africa .Field studies have shown that the African wild dog is a highly intelligent and social animal.
African wild dog have rounded ears , a black muzzle , long legs , and broad , bushy white – tipped tails about 12-16 inches(30-41cm) long.
Although their fur is sparse, the color and pattern of the African wild dog’s coat is dramatic and unmistakable. Each dog has a unique pattern of yellow, black, white and gray splotches covering its body.

HABITAT
THE AFRICAN WILD DOG LIVES IN THE SAVANNAS AND GRASSLANDS THEY ALSO LIKE OPEN WOODLANDS with reasonable rainfall.
Adaptations for survival
African wild dogs adaptations are that it can run up to 30 MPH for 3 miles .there hunting strategies are different they chase prey to tire them out then they go for the kill. You may think that the African wild dog ears look funny but they allow them to have super sharp hearing. Their legs are long allowing them to run at high speeds. The African wild dogs eyes can see prey from quite a long distance.

Reasons for endangerment
The African wild dogs ate small livestock that belong to the farmers so the African wild dog either got shot by game hunters in the 1960s or farmers or got poisoned by farmers and surprisingly lions.
Then the game hunters got blamed for creating havoc among antelope herds.
Now people are keeping them in a boundary
So the African wild dogs will survive .African wild dogs also got sick from diseases like rabies and distemper and parvovirus now African wild dogs are rarely seen in big packs around the world

Distribution on earth
There were 500,000 African wild dogs at 39 countries at one stage now there are only
About 3,000 -5,500 in less than 25 countries
Throughout the world .they are normally found around eastern and southern Africa .Back then there were so many African wild dogs that 100 packs were not unknown. That means there were so many African wild dogs that almost every pack was known.



African wild dog


Food chain
African wild dogs hunt together which sometimes helps them to bring down their prey very fast. Prey may be eats it in seconds, sometimes while the animal still is alive. Wild dogs prey on gazelles, other antelopes, warthogs, wildebeest calves, rates and birds. They have a fun ceremony that shows each hunt. Their prey is targeted some of them run close to the prey the other follow behind, taking over when the leaders get tired. They can run up to 35miles per hour. Out of the big carnivores, wild dogs are maybe the most efficient hunters targeted prey very rarely escapes. Wild dogs hunt ungulates, such as impala and gazelles, Thompson’s s gazelles, gnus and hartebeest. In some cases they warthogs, zebras, ostriches, hares, cane cats. These wild dogs hunt in packs of 10 to 20 dogs, mostly males. Before the hunt a pack. These meat eaters can run down and even kill large mammals like wildebeest and antelopes. They can even swallow very big pieces. When the wild dogs come back to the group, they regurgitate meaning vomiting or bring food out for the young pups and the dogs who were not hunting. They do not scavenge means to look for dead food. And males usefully go hunting.

Independence on animals’ habitat and other animals in it.
Wild dogs are particularly being eaten to habitat fragmentation. Limiting the size of their home ranges often forces them to finish with top meat eaters like lions, cheetahs and spotted hyenas for food. They may have to roam 2 times as far to look for food. In addition, wild dogs often roam for social reasons. These two factors drive them onto human controlled land. Farmers who do not expect wild dogs on their land protect their livestock persecuting the species, and giving them reputations as “killer carnivores”. More frequent contact with human settlements also increases the threat of disease passed on from domestic dogs. Finally, an increase in road-building near protected areas has led to wilder dog road casualties.

Food chain
African wild dogs hunt together which sometimes helps them to bring down their prey very fast. Prey may be eats it in seconds, sometimes while the animal still is alive. Wild dogs prey on gazelles, other antelopes, warthogs, wildebeest calves, rates and birds. They have a fun ceremony that shows each hunt. Their prey is targeted some of them run close to the prey the other follow behind, taking over when the leaders get tired. They can run up to 35miles per hour. Out of the big carnivores, wild dogs are maybe the most efficient hunters targeted prey very rarely escapes. Wild dogs hunt ungulates, such as impala and gazelles, Thompson’s s gazelles, gnus and hartebeest. In some cases they warthogs, zebras, ostriches, hares, cane cats. These wild dogs hunt in packs of 10 to 20 dogs, mostly males. Before the hunt a pack. These meat eaters can run down and even kill large mammals like wildebeest and antelopes. They can even swallow very big pieces. When the wild dogs come back to the group, they regurgitate meaning vomiting or bring food out for the young pups and the dogs who were not hunting. They do not scavenge means to look for dead food. And males usefully go hunting.

Independence on animals’ habitat and other animals in it.
Wild dogs are particularly being eaten to habitat fragmentation. Limiting the size of their home ranges often forces them to finish with top meat eaters like lions, cheetahs and spotted hyenas for food. They may have to roam 2 times as far to look for food. In addition, wild dogs often roam for social reasons. These two factors drive them onto human controlled land. Farmers who do not expect wild dogs on their land protect their livestock persecuting the species, and giving them reputations as “killer carnivores”. More frequent contact with human settlements also increases the threat of disease passed on from domestic dogs. Finally, an increase in road-building near protected areas has led to wilder dog road casualties.