African Wild Dog
The African wild dog is one of the most social dogs, and it lives in packs in the South African savanna. Its short fur features a motley array of colours and patterns – the yellow, grey, white and black patches give the African wild dog its distinctive look.
The pack hounds its prey over several kilometres until it tires, and reaches top speeds
of 55 km/h.
The Latin name Lycaon pictus literally means "painted dog" - fitting, because each animal has a unique coat pattern.
Did you know that...
... African Wild Dog prepare an underground construction for the puppies already before mating,
... only the dominant pair of a pack breeds
... and sexually mature she dogs join new groups?