African Wild Dog

Fast Facts

Type:               Diet:                        Average life span in the wild:        Size:

Mammal           Carnivore                 Up to 11 years                                     29.5 to 43 in (75 to 110 cm)

Weight:                                           Group name:            Protection status:

39.5 to 79 lbs (18 to 36 kg)               Pack                                Endangered

Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man:

  • Illustration: African wild dog compared with adult man

The African wild dog, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog, typically roams the open plains and sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading “African Wild Dog”