African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog, typically roams the open plains and sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa.

Hyène African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog, typically roams the open plains and sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa.

African wild dog or Painted dog. One of the rarest sightings on Safari.  www.FairTradeSafaris.com

african wild dogs - like the fact that they are also called "painted dogs"

beautiful-wildlife: “ African Wild Dog by © Gerry Van der Walt Madikwe Game Reserve - South Africa ”

The Beauty of Wildlife

Beautiful markings found on the African wild dog, aka painted dog. Photo taken in Northern Botswana.

RL "Beautiful markings found on the African wild dog, aka painted dog. Photo taken in Northern Botswana.

Lycaon pictus is a canine found only in Africa, especially in savannas and lightly wooded areas. It is more commonly known as the AFRICAN WILD DOG - It's Latin name translates to "Painted Wolf" referring to the irregular, mottled coat, which features patches of red, black, brown, white, and yellow fur. Each animal has its own unique coat pattern, and all have big, rounded ears.

Photograph by Chris Johns Known as African wild, painted, or Cape hunting dogs, these endangered canines closely resemble wolves in their pack-oriented social structure.

[African Wild Dog] * * " Me justs knew dat me would gets kicked outta de Optimists Club."

10 Things You Didn't Know About African Wild Dogs

”Painted Wolf Alpha Male” by Morkel Erasmus (African wild dog)

African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), also known as African hunting dog, African painted dog, painted hunting dog or painted wolf

African wild dog photographed in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe by Burrard…

funkysafari: “African wild dog photographed in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe by Burrard Lucas. African Wild Dogs (also known as Painted Dogs) are one of Africa’s most endangered carnivores.

Endangered African Wild Dog by Hendri Venter. ...........click here to find out more http://googydog.com

Endangered African Wild Dog by Hendri Venter. - Lycaon pictus (Which means painted wolf) Canine related, but part of it's own genus, Lycaon.

I couldn't resist! "We can dance if we want to We've got all your life and mine As long as we abuse it Never gonna lose it Everything will work out right." ~from The Safety Dance

Secretly taken footage reveals that all creatures who walk on four legs enjoy taking the piss out of people, who only walk on measly two.

**Wild dog considering a swim. Photo taken at Singita in the Sabi Sand.

ʚĭɞnatureza - Wild dog considering a swim. Photo taken at Singita in the Sabi Sand.

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