Animalia:Chordata:Mammalia:Carnivora:Canidae:Lycaon pictus Lycaon pictus, common names African wild dog, painted dog, painted hunting dog, and Cape hunting dog, is the only living species in the genus Lycaon. Historically distributed across most of Africa, but now an endangered species with only a few thousand individuals in total, found primarily in areas of southern Africa (northern Botswana, north-east Namibia, western and northern Zimbabwe, southern Tanzania and the Kruger National Park in South Africa, as well as Kafue National Park and Luanga Valley, Zambia).
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African Wild dog: Lycaon pictus
Many videos and photographs with details of classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
African Wild Dog: Rare wild dogs give clues to pet behavior
About Lycaon pictus, the Cape hunting dog, and its behavior.
African Wild Dogs
In the Conservation Spotlight, excerpted from S. Rotz Mamakos, AZA Communique, 1996.
Lycaon pictus (African Hunting Dog)
Notes on taxonomy, biology, and behavior.
Painted Dog Conservation Organisation
Working to conserve and increase the range and numbers of the painted dog (Lycaon pictus) in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa. Information about the dogs and their biology, community conservation education, fundraising, and other topics.
Painted Dog Conservation, Inc.
Australian organisation supporting the work of GSA Rasmussen in Hwange, Zimbabwe. News, photo gallery, and information about the biology, distribution, evolution of Lycaon pictus.
Save the African Wild Dog
Information about Lycaon pictus and how to send donations to help preserve this endangered species.
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