Globally Endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Scientific Names
    • Lycaon pictus
  • French
    • Cynhyene
    • Loup-peint
    • Lycaon
  • Spanish
    • Licaon
  • English
    • African Wild Dog
    • Painted Dog
    • Painted Hunting Dog
    • Cape Hunting Dog
    • African Hunting Dog
    • African Painted Dog
    • Painted Wolf
  • German
    • Afrikanischer Wildhund

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

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chiawa_camp

Date

April 20, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Pack of 9 Wild Dogs sighted towards sunset near Chiawa Camp. These dogs had been sighted on April 13th as well close to Jeki Airstrip - also within the Lower Zambezi National Park.

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

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echo-lawrence

Date

August 21, 2012 10:58 AM CEST

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

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cescacooke

Date

April 14, 2016

Place

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Description

A pack of Nine wild dogs were seen on Out of Africa Plain in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The group have moved about 20km into the national park from where they were last seen on the Chongwe River. There is an alpha male, alpha female (three legs) , 3 yearlings and 4 pups born August 2015. There were 5 pups but one seems to have been lost.

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

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bo1970

Date

March 15, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I have seen them finishing successful hunting a calf of wildebeest.

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

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terathopius

Date

December 4, 2011 04:06 PM HST

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

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johnnybirder

Date

December 27, 2011 12:08 AM EST

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

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hoppy1951

Date

December 9, 1998

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Aka African Painted Dog, part of a pack that caused a 'dog jam' as they enjoyed the warmth of the road in the late afternoon. Scan of a slide taken in December 1998. South of Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

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magdalenabartsch

Date

March 17, 2012 07:54 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Kruger National Park, South Africa

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

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magdalenabartsch

Date

March 17, 2012 07:54 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We were lucky enough to see them in wild. Just got through the gate and they were running on the road in early morning sun, stopping traffic and ignoring all cars .
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Malelane Gate

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

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hannah0013

Date

October 18, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

wild dogs where baboon hunting at skukuza lower bridge - Kruger National Park - South Africa

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

sr667

Date

September 1, 2014 05:29 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Tarangire National Park

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What

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

sr667

Date

August 25, 2014 07:45 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Samburu National Reserve

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Description from Wikipedia

Lycaon pictus is a canid found only in Africa, especially in savannas and lightly wooded areas. It is variously called the African wild dog, African hunting dog, Cape hunting dog, painted dog, painted wolf, painted hunting dog, spotted dog, or ornate wolf.

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