Animal Species

African Wild Dog
Did you know?

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

Sponsors
Warren & Peggy King; Marius C. Piecuch, DMD; Judy Thomas
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