Animal Species

African Wild Dog
Did you know?

African Wild Dogs (Painted dogs) capture their prey 85% of the time!

Sponsors
April 2021 : Anita & Jeff Kuchcinski;
June 2021 : David & Kathleen Lastowski;
March 2022: Barbara Anderson; Reid Philson; Chris & Nadine Nick; Warren & Peggy King
April 2022: Warren & Peggy King
June 2022: Dave & Kathy Lastowski
Habitat
African Savanna
Size
24-31 inches tall; 30-44 inches long
Weight
35 to 80 pounds
Lifespan
Approx. 10 years
Diet
hares, impalas, zebras, wildebeest, etc.
Reproduction
Only the alpha male and female mate. Can have up to 19 puppies!
Conservation Status
Endangered
Threats
Habitat loss, infectious diseases, and poaching