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African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)
Subject: African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)
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African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)

African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus pictus), Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa
Date 3 November 2014, 06:42:51
Source Own work, from Sharp Photography,
Author Charlesjsharp

The African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), also known as African hunting dog, African painted dog, Cape hunting dog or painted wolf, is a canid native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It is the largest of its family in Africa, and the only extant member of the genus Lycaon. The African wild dog is a highly social animal, living in packs with separate dominance hierarchies for males and females. Uniquely among social carnivores, it is the females rather than the males that scatter from the natal pack once sexually mature, and the young are allowed to feed first on carcasses.

Scientific Name: Lycaon pictus (Temminck, 1820)
Common Names:
English – African Wild Dog, Painted Hunting Dog, Cape Hunting Dog, Painted Wolf, Hyena Dog
French – Cynhyene, Loup-peint, Lycaon
Spanish – Licaon
Synonyms: Hyaena picta Temminck, 1820

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