Endangered Species

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by AlexisReimer
Last updated 6 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Ecology
Grade:
12

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Endangered Species

The African Wild DogLycaon pictus

Facts

1. Also called the Cape hunting dog.2. Only have 4 toes per foot.3. Latin name means "painted wolf".4. They all have different markings, making them easy to identify.5. Only dominant male and female breed.

Diet

Home and Habitat

Live in Sub-Sahara Africa, in savannas, woodland, and grassland.

Hunt antelope, gazelles, warthogs, young wildebeasts, rats, and birds

Predators

Lions and Spotted Hyenas

Physical Description

Short, spotted fur with a bushy, white-tipped tail. Has long legs, large jaws and round ears.30-48 in40-80 lbs

Delivers a litter of 2-20 pups evert 12-14 months

Reproduction

Population

Estimated at 3,000 to 5,500

Threats

Get caught in snares Loss of habitat Disease from domestic dogs

Snare Wound

Severe case of mange

Human Intervention

Protected areas have been established.Protected by law.

What else canwe do?

I believe that in order to better protect the African Wild Dog we should do more to stop the poachers that leave snares in protectes areas.


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