African wild dog


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African wild dog

n.
A canid (Lycaon pictus) of sub-Saharan Africa having mottled black, yellow, and white fur. It lives and hunts in packs.
Translations
lycaon
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we watch the pacing African wild dog whose paws should never leave
The nearest relative to our domesticated dog is probably the African Wild Dog, which tend to live on the outskirts of villages and scavenge on whatever they can get hold of that contains a 'protein cell' and have done for thousands of years.
Several endangered species make the conservation programme of Al Ain Zoo, including the African wild dog, rhinos, Grevy's zebra and the Arabian sand cat.
Noteworthy among them are the black rhinoceros, buffalo, hippopotamus, wildebeest, Burchell's zebra, eland, Grant's and Thomson's gazelles, waterbuck, cheetah, African wild dog, serval, and leopard.
On top of that, we supported the unique breeding programme for the African wild dog.
Among the species that have disappeared are the Bubal hartebeest, which is now extinct; the scimitar horned oryx, which is extinct in the wild; and the African wild dog and African lion, which are both locally extinct in the Sahara.
The Bubal hartebeest is extinct; the scimitar horned oryx is extinct in the wild; and the African wild dog and African lion have vanished from the Sahara.
In the African continent, the analyses of the mitochondrial control region (D-loop), as well as eleven microsatellite loci of the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), demonstrated genetic differentiation between all studied populations which, however, maintain genetic flow between them.
Because of its unique genetic make-up, the African wild dog is unable to crossbreed with any other canine species.
He finally ends up in Tanzania on the trail of one of the most ancient canines on the planet, the African wild dog.
Prey selection and hunting behavior of the African wild dog.
In 1995 the Roodes built an advanced veterinary facility and took on captive breeding of endangered species such as the African wild dog, black-footed cat, blue crane and ground hornbill.
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