5 Interesting Facts About The African Wild Dog (Lycaon Pictus)
Mike is an award winning wildlife writer, editor of Travel Zambia magazine and author of the Bradt Guide to Southern African Wildlife.
An African wild dog sighting is a highlight of any safari. Yet this endangered carnivore was once classified as vermin, reviled for its supposedly ‘cruelty’, and shot on sight by farmers and game wardens alike.
Today we have learned to appreciate its sophisticated social structures and predatory prowess. This is just as well, as with fewer than 5,000 remaining across Africa, it needs all the friends it can get.
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