African Wild Dog

The African wild dog is canid as it lives in packs of 30 or more adults and pups.

Only a dominant pair will breed and have a litter of 10-12 pups after a gestation of 69-73 days but not just the mother looks after them, all the pack will protect and regurgitate food until the pups are old enough hunting skills when they are around one year old. The pack will also work together to hunt larger prey such as wildebeest, zebra and impala. This dog has long legs and a lean body frame with a relatively small head, big ears and a wide muzzle. Unusually it has 4 toes on each foot. The coat pattern varies and the muzzle is black of the tail tip white. This breed of canid can be from 76-110 cm long which is equivalent to 30-43 inches. They can be 30-41 cm high or 12-16 inches and weigh from 17-36 kg or 37-79lbs. This breed of dog s usually found more in the East of Africa.

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