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  African Hunting Dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The African Hunting Dog (Lycaon pictus), also called African Wild Dog, is a mammal of the Canidae family, and thus related to the domestic dog.
Wild dogs will often regurgitate meat to other members of the group: older dogs, the young, and adults that have stayed behind to guard the young during hunting sojourns.
The current estimate for remaining wild dogs in the wild is approximately 5,600.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_Hunting_Dog   (391 words)

 Denver Zoo - Animals and Plants - Mammals - Hunting Dog, Arctic Wolf, Leopard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The African Hunting Dog, also called the African Wild Dog or the Cape Hunting Dog, inhabits limited areas of east and southern Africa, mainly areas with low human population densities.
African hunting dogs live in packs consisting of a breeding pair and non-breeding adults.
The African hunting dog is ENDANGERED because of: loss of habitat due to human encroachment; disease due to contact with domestic dogs; and persecution (shooting or poisoning) and competition from large carnivores.
www.denverzoo.org /animalsplants/mammal02.htm   (1229 words)

 African hunting dog (Lycaon pictus) - picture and info
African hunting dog (Lycaon pictus) - Endangered dogs of the savannah
Mostly the hunting is lead by a single or a few dogs, whereas the rest of the pack follows in a certain distance.
African hunting dogs are hunting with much perseverance; a hunting can be expanded over several kilometres and the dogs hunt at an average speed of about 50 km/h.
magazine.naturspot.de /text/wild-dog.html   (664 words)

 African Wild Dog
African wild dogs were once abundant throughout the entire continent of Africa, except in deep jungle or desert areas.
During this period, the dogs, which are usually nomadic, stick to the area in which the pups were born.
African wild dogs are extremely social animals and once roamed in packs of up to 100 individuals.
www.wildinfo.com /facts/Wilddog.asp?page=/facts/Wilddog.asp   (690 words)

 Painted dog conservation, African wild dog, painted hunting dog, Zimbabwe
Currently, an estimated 3000 dogs remain, and are restricted to four southern African countries: Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Wild dogs are also under threat from introduced diseases: as human populations encroach on the dogs' habitat, contact with domestic dogs increases, and transfer of canine distemper and rabies is a major threat to entire populations.
With the combined efforts of the Painted Dog Conservation project and the local communities, Zimbabwe's wild dog population has increased from 400 to 700 individuals since the inception of the project.
www.wildnet.org /wild_dog.htm   (661 words)

 Dog Owner's Guide: The African Wild Dog
It belongs to the family Canidae, the dog family, and thus is a distant cousin of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) and its precursor, the wolf (Canis lupus).
Dogs lick their masters faces; wild dogs lick at the mouth of the alpha animal, mimicking juvenile behavior that caused adults in the pack to regurgitate food.
Dogs lie on their sides in submission, exposing their bellies for scratching; wild dogs indicate their position in the pack by similar body postures, exposing their throats and genitals to the dominant dog in attempts at appeasement.
www.canismajor.com /dog/afriwild.html   (1567 words)

 The Living Desert - African Wild Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The African wild dog, sometimes known as the Cape hunting dog, is quite different from the familiar domestic dog or gray wolf.
African wild dogs are almost exclusively carnivorous and hunt various types of antelopes and small mammals.
It is not uncommon for the dogs to lose their catch to hyenas and lions.
www.livingdesert.org /animals/african_wild_dog.asp   (421 words)

 GCC: Mkomazi: Newsletter 1999: African Hunting Dog
Roger Burrows, who has studied packs of wild dogs in the Serengeti for over three years, visited and spent time looking at the behaviour and demography of the captive dogs in comparison with those in the wild.
Given the constrictions of their compounds, much of their behaviour was on a parallel with wild roaming dogs, and discussion took place on aspects of their reintroduction in relation to a captive upbringing and its consequences.
The wild dogs that will be selected for reintroduction are, for the majority, those who would have naturally left the original packs.
www.gcci.org /mkomazi/newsletter1999/dog.html   (748 words)

 Hunting Dog, Hunting Knife, Bow Hunting, Bear Hunting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The hardest part about training a hunting dog is that the owner usually wants to use the dog for hunting and also want the dog to be the family pet.
If a hunting dog is trained well they will always keep their eye on you the owner which will make the hunting dog able to tell where you are and what you are doing.
A hunting dog should be taught to hunt from scent rather than being trained to hunt by their eye sight to hunt for game because a hunting dog may not always be able to see the game but they can always be taught to smell for the game.
www.homelive.org /hunting.htm   (3792 words)

 African Wild Dog Conservation
The African wild dog is nomadic, and has a home range of several hundred square kilometres in vegetation such as that found in the Lower Zambezi National Park.
The dogs have a unique and endearing social structure, where all the dogs of the pack hunt co-operatively, and they have regular play sessions or "greeting ceremonies' to reinforce bonds.
The main objective of AWDC is to identify the main threats to wild dog populations in the park and surrounding areas and to recommend appropriate management techniques.
www.afrikeye.net /Conservation/AWDC/wild_dogs.htm   (493 words)

 Animal Info - African Wild Dog
Wild dogs are social, communally hunting carnivores, which live in small cohesive packs typically composed of a dominant breeding pair, a number of non-breeding adults, and their dependent offspring.
Within the wild dog pack all the males are related to each other, and all of the females to each other but not to the males.
This leads the wild dog into increased contact with humans, their domestic animals and the diseases they carry; and an increasing number of roads bisecting its habitat threaten the wild dog with greater mortality from vehicles.
www.animalinfo.org /species/carnivor/lycapict.htm   (2822 words)

 African Wild Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
African Wild Dogs are very social animals that live in packs of 5-20 individuals; rarely as many as 60.
For Mara, our African Wild Dog female, when we realized that she was pregnant, the curator and keepers made a number of crucial decisions.
They decided to give her 2 whelping boxes, one in which the pups would be born and the other as a place for her to move the pups to when she so desired.
www.honoluluzoo.org /african_hunting_dog.htm   (1065 words)

 Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
African hunting dogs are diurnal, which means they have two main periods of activity each day.
Female hunting dogs will select an abandoned underground den to raise her pups for the first three months of their life.
Once the pups are 3-4 months old, they will hunt with the pack and eventually they will leave the pack and be on their own by the age of 2.
www.rollinghillswildlife.com /animals/a/africanhuntingdog   (552 words)

 Help the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania save the critically endangered African Hunting Dog - make a donation to ...
African Hunting Dogs are the wolves of Africa.
Canine distemper and rabies, picked up from domestic dogs, can wipe out an entire pack: once one animal is infected, the sociability of the Hunting Dog ensures that it spreads rapidly throughout the pack.
Unless Africa's Hunting Dogs are given the help needed for their recovery, the future of these fascinating animals will remain uncertain.
www.save-the-african-wild-dog.com /mkomazi-game-reserve.asp   (712 words)

 African Wild dog or Cape Hunting Dog
Wild dogs have mottled coats that appear to be splashes of brown, red, fl, yellow, tan and white.
Wild dogs packs tend to average about 10 individuals though it is possible to have as many as 40 or 60 members.
After a kill hunting members will regurgitate food for these individuals as well as for pack members that were not able to go on the hunt.
www.wildcam.com /guides/critter.jsp?animalid=56   (822 words)

 Hamilton Zoo : African Hunting Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The most accurate common name is Painted Hunting Dog, the closest translation of the Latin name.
Cooperative hunting increases the chance of success, and reduces hunt time but means kills must be shared.
Most hunting occurs at least daily, around dusk and dawn, as sight is the most important sense used when hunting.
www.hamiltonzoo.co.nz /index.asp?PageID=2145828967   (652 words)

 African Hunting Dog Skull
African Hunting Dog Skull - The African hunting dog's scientific name, Lycaon pictus, means painted or ornate wolf.
African hunting dogs tend to prey on medium sized mammals that are about twice their weight.
Before the recent population decline of African hunting dogs, packs of up to 100 animals had been recorded.
www.skullsunlimited.com /african_hunting_dog.html   (98 words)

 Cape Hunting Dog Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
The Cape Hunting Dog (or African Wild Dog) is a rare wild dog that wanders the plains, grasslands and lowland forests of Africa.
Hunting and Diet: These wild dogs hunt in packs of 10 to 20 dogs, mostly males.
When these wild dogs return to their group, they regurgitate food for young pups and dogs that were not in the hunt.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/mammals/dog/Capedogcoloring.shtml   (244 words)

 Hunting Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Injured and sick dogs have a chance of recovery and will be fed by the other pack members.
The dogs are known to jump up on their hind legs when traveling through long grass in order to obtain a better view of their surroundings.
When potential prey is spotted the dogs will drop their heads to make themselves look unthreatening to the prey animals.
www.djuma.com /huntingdog.htm   (407 words)

 African Wild Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The African Wild Hunting Dog, Lycaon pictus, is a medium-size dog about 40 inches long.
The African wild dog is one of Africa's most endangered animals.
Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, it is believed that fewer than 5,000 wild dogs currently exist in the wild, and their range has declined from 33 to 15 countries.
www.jeannieshouse.com /jungle/wild_dog/wilddog.html   (319 words)

 Kids’ Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Did you know the African hunting dog, red fox, wolves and coyotes are in the same family?
African hunting dogs are the size of a medium size dog.
I would like to see a real African hunting dog, because I've never seen one before.
www.remc11.k12.mi.us /~pheppler/cody.htm   (108 words)

 The African Wild Dog Fact Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Small, wild member of the dog family (q.v.), Canidae, in the carnivore (q.v.) order of mammals.
The single species, Lycaon pictus, is found in Africa south and east of the Sahara and is also known as the African wild dog or Cape hunting dog.
The dogs exhibit complex social patterns; both parents care for the young, who learn much about hunting and game-trail patterns from the older dogs in the pack.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/Andes/6859/africanwilddog.html   (161 words)

 Hunting Dogs at the Wildlife Park at Cricket St Thomas
Hunting Dogs at the Wildlife Park at Cricket St Thomas
African savannah and sparsely wooded areas, south of the Sahara.
Habitat loss, diseases spread by domestic dogs and road kills are some of the problems facing this species.
home.btconnect.com /cstwp/Hunting-Dog.html   (62 words)

 African, or Cape hunting dog
Description: The African hunting dog is the same size and shape as a large dog, but its mottled coloring and large ears make it unmistakable.
The coat pattern is never the same in any two African hunting dogs.
Its organized method of hunting enables it to bring down its prey quickly, sometimes in a few seconds.
www.americazoo.com /goto/index/mammals/255.htm   (290 words)

 Hunting Dog - Lycaon pictus
Each hunting dog has its own unique markings of fl, yellow, brown and white.
Status: Endangered (of the 2 subspecies - Eastern population and Southern pop.
susceptible to domestic dog diseases which has drastically reduced the numbers in Kenya (the land of the nomadic shepherds, the Masai)
www.scz.org /animals/d/dog.html   (251 words)

 ecovolunteer nature travel : help in painted hunting dog research in zimbabwe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Painted Hunting Dog Research Project is striving to fit as many protective collars as possible.
Enabling them to follow the dogs movements, while at the same time affording the dogs a degree of protection.
The aim being to increase awareness of conservation issues and so ensure the long term survival of the dogs.
www.ecovolunteer.org /travel/zimbabwe_dogs.html   (140 words)

 Hunting Tips » Hunting - Hunting Dog Ring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Posted in Hunting Dogs by Administrator on the September 23rd, 2005
Volunteer group of sporting, hound, and mixed breed hunting dog owners dedicated to protecting the state's hunting traditions.
Dog Training Videos and DVD's for the complete training of your Retriever, Bird Dog, Pointer, Flushing Dog and Upland hunter.
www.huntingdogtips.com /2005/09/23/hunting-hunting-dog-ring-24.html   (206 words)

 African Hunting Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
primary reason for the endangerment of the African wild dog was hunting resulting from their perceived status as pests...
African Hunting Dogs tend to prey on medium...
Marble pattern also allows hunting dogs to blend in with the pack so prey will not realize how many members are...
www.ndhuntershaven.com /links/1/african-hunting-dog.html   (607 words)

 African Dog Hunting Picture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
African hunting dog - Endangered dogs of the savannah...
African Wild Dog - Biology, ecology, habitat, and status of this rare and endangered mammal...
Infos about the African hunting dog (Lycaon pictus), an endangered canid of the savannah.
www.ndhuntershaven.com /links/1/african-dog-hunting-picture.html   (583 words)

 Dogomania : African Hunting Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Licaone Fund is a non profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the African wild dog through the performance, and funding of research, and public education.
The Wild Dog and African Nature Protection Fund provides funding for research,and projects throughout Africa with the prime mission of saving the endangered species,Lycaon pictus from extinction, and the habitat it, and other species live in.
Wild Dog or Cape Hunting Dog: Lycaon pictus (Endangered)
www.dogomania.com /category/Breeds/African_Hunting_Dog   (226 words)

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