Globally critically endangered (CR) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Scientific Names
    • Lycaon pictus
  • English
    • Painted Hunting Dog
    • Cape hunting dog
    • African wild dog
    • African hunting dog
    • African painted dog
    • Painted wolf
  • French
    • Cynhyene
    • Loup-peint
    • Lycaon
  • Spanish
    • Licaon
  • German
    • Afrikanischer Wildhund

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African wild dog Lycaon pictus

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joachim

Date

May 22, 2012

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African wild dog Lycaon pictus

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joachim

Date

May 11, 2008

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African wild dog Lycaon pictus

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joachim

Date

November 11, 2009

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African wild dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

kylecmsmith

Date

November 21, 2014

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Description

Wild dogs were something we had been hoping to see throughout our previous three months in South Africa. On this particular morning, ten of us went out for a morning game drive. While we were on a dirt road, we saw a group of animals running down the road towards us. For a moment, I thought they were hyenas, but then I thought they looked like wild dogs. I didn't say anything at first in case I was wrong, but the animals approached, and sure enough, a pack of 12 wild dogs ran past us. They mostly kept to the road, so we were able to follow them quite easily. Fortunately, our driver was able to phone the other staff members, who roused the remaining people on our program. I'm told they were out of bed and in the vehicles in less than two minutes. We were able to follow the dogs for over an hour as they ran down the road, investigated some construction equipment, and laid down to rest right at the side of the road. Eventually, other cars started joining us, including the remaining people on our program. I really could not have asked for a better wild dog sighting.

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African wild dog Lycaon pictus

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joachim

Date

November 1, 2013

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Description

More than 15

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African wild dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

joachim

Date

October 25, 2014

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Description

Short sighting no pictures

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African wild dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

joachim

Date

November 11, 2014

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Description

2 Specimen

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African wild dog Lycaon pictus

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simon1978

Date

January 3, 2015 07:24 AM SAST

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Painted Hunting Dog Lycaon pictus

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simbamangu

Date

October 13, 2014 08:07 AM EAT

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Description

20+ near Matambwe airstrip

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African wild dog Lycaon pictus

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joachim

Date

October 28, 2014

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African wild dog Lycaon pictus

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i_c_riddell

Date

September 16, 2014

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Description

In 2nd photo, Hooded Vultures (Necrosyrtes monachus) rapidly devour dog's faeces. Dog initially chased off vultures but relented after 3rd go

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Painted Hunting Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

lhankin

Date

December 3, 2012

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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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