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

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

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What

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

jriggio

Date

December 18, 2015

Place

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Description

Pack of 10 dogs sleeping by side of track near R17.

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What

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

thomasretterath

Date

November 10, 2014 07:47 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

African Wild Dog in the Okavango Delta

This Wild Dog is part of a pack of 24.
I´ve been watching this dog for a while. There were 2 dogs playing right in front of our Land Cruiser.
I realized what this guy`s plan was: take part of the fun. I was prepared. And I am happy with the result.

All rights reserved. © Thomas Retterath 2014

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What

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

thomasretterath

Date

November 12, 2012 06:30 PM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

2 African Wild Puppies playing wild.
Kwando river, Northern Botswana

All rights reserved. © Thomas Retterath 2012

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What

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

timrandall

Date

September 29, 2011 04:46 AM BST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Pack of African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya.

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What

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

cescacooke

Date

June 15, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

7 x wild dogs eating a Kudu on Nkalange Plain

1 x alpha male, 1x alpha female and 5 x youngsters (2 have been lost since last sighting)

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What

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

cescacooke

Date

June 17, 2016 08:00 AM SAST

Place

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Description

7 wild dogs - 1 x alpha male 1 x alpha female (most likely pregnant), 5 youngsters (lost two of the youngest pups since the last sighting)

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What

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

thomasretterath

Date

November 9, 2014 06:15 PM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Young African Wild Dogs ready for a wild game.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

All rights reserved. © Thomas Retterath 2014

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What

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

thomasretterath

Date

October 16, 2013 10:08 AM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

African Wild Dog in Botswana

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What

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

thomasretterath

Date

November 9, 2008 08:43 AM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We found these Wild Dogs in the Lebala Concession in Northern Botswana.
They were looking for their pups, which seemed to be killed some days before as the den was empty. Maybe hyena, leopard or just a big python took the 5 young dogs. Most recently their biggest enemy the hyena killed them.
The pack of only 5 dogs were searching the youngsters circling in some distance around the den for some days. So it was easy for our great guide Hector to locate them.
We saw the dogs on 3 of our 4 days at Lebala. In that time we witnessed them eating two Baby Impala, which our guide called "Bush McDonalds". We didn´t see the actual kill, even though we followed them hunting. Due to their technique and hunting abilities they caught the poor little Impalas as fast as you can say "1 BigMäc, small french fries and a Coke"

www.flickr.com/photos/tomsfries/sets/72157611216691077/

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What

African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

thomasretterath

Date

November 10, 2014 07:47 AM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

African Wild Dog
Okavango Delta, Botswana

All rights reserved. © Thomas Retterath 2014

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African Wild Dog Lycaon pictus

Observer

thomasretterath

Date

November 10, 2014 07:29 AM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

African Wild Dogs in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

All rights reserved. © Thomas Retterath 2014

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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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