AHEAD IN THE GAME by Nicholas Dyer WHERE: Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe WHAT: African wild dog
pups play a macabre game of tag with the head of a chacma baboon - the remains of their breakfast.
Whereas, selected carnivores like lion (Panthera leo) and African wild dog
(Lycaon pictus) mainly driving livestock predation, killing cattle (Bos taurus) and goats (Capra aegagrus).
In sub Saharan Africa the population of the African wild dog
lycaon pictus has shrunk to below rhino population levels.
Despite occurring throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, the endangered African wild dog
Lycaon pictus (wild dog hereafter) has experienced significant population size contractions on account of habitat fragmentation, conflict with human activities, and infectious diseases (Woodroffe and Sillero-Zubiri 2012).
my local school district to the painted African wild dog
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.
A genetic and morphological analysis of the African wild dog