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Wild Dog

Afrikaans name: Wildehond

Wild Dog portrait

Wild Dog portrait

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Lycaon pictus

Interesting facts about Wild Dogs

This dog goes by a whole bunch of different names including African Wild Dog, African Hunting Dog, Painted Dog, Painted Hunting Dog and Cape Hunting Dog but I am going to stick to Wild Dog.

The Wild Dog is a predatory species that hunts other mammals such as Impala, Kudu, juvenile Blue Wildebeest and Warthogs.

Wild Dogs live and hunt in packs. An adult Wild Dog can weigh over 30 kg. They stand about 75 cm tall at the shoulder.

Females can give birth to 10 or more pups. They are normally born in a den.

Wild Dog on the prowl

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References and further reading

An Introduction to the Larger Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Joanna Dalton - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 54

Animals of the Kruger National Park - Author: G. de Graaff - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 30

Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 695 - Author: - Year Published: 2020 - Page: 66

Chris and Tilde Stuart's Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1988 - Page: 126

Country Life - Issue 177 - Author: - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 34

Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Author: B. Hilton-Barber & Prof. L. R. Berger - Year Published: 2004 - Page: 152

Field Guide to the Mammals of the Kruger National Park - Author: U. de V. Pienaar et al. - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 68

go! - Issue 172 - Author: - Year Published: 2020 - Page: 114

Kruger National Park Questions and Answers - Author: P.F. Fourie - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 278

Kruger National Park, Visitor's Map - Author: - Year Published: 1996 - Page: 5

Land Mammals of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Reay HN Smithers - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 109

Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Burger Cillier - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 13

Mammals of the Kruger and other National Parks - Author: The National Parks Board - Year Published: 1980 - Page: 44

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 417

Signs of the Wild - Author: Clive Walker - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 45

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 36

Wild Issue 19 - Author: - Year Published: 2012 - Page: 7

Wild Issue 29 - Author: - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 66

Wild Issue 34 - Author: - Year Published: 2016 - Page: 48

Wild Issue 43 - Author: - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 44

List of South African Mammals

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