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African Painted Dog

Lycaon pictus

African painted dogs are an intelligent and social carnivore living in packs of 6-20 individuals. Although led by a breeding pair like wolves, the pack’s structure is defined through posturing and complex submission ceremonies instead of aggression. The old, injured, and pups are cared for by the entire pack, and the youngest always eats first.

 

 

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CONSERVATION STATUS

Endangered

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