African Wild Dog – Mammal

March 23rd, 2010

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Genus: Lycaon

The African Wild Dog is a intermediate sized canid found simply in Africa, particularly in grasslands and other casually wooded areas. It is also named the Painted Hunting Dog, African Hunting Dog, Cape Hunting Dog, Spotted Dog, Painted Wolf and Wildehond.

It is the individual type in the species Lycaon. The Latin term for African wild dog is painted wolf, which aptly designates the interesting coat of dark brown, black and yellow patches. Desolate dogs have luxuriant tails with snowy tips that may serve as a flag to preserve the carton in communication though hunting.

The African wild dog, also called Cape hunting dog or painted dog, characteristically roams the exposed plains and thin forests of sub-Saharan Africa.
It habitat Wild dogs live habitually in arid zones and in the grassland. They also are found in woodland and montage habitats far and wide their prey lives.

The African wild dog diet willingly which from time to time tolerates them to take down their prey in moments. Prey might be expended in a few seconds, every so often although the animal is stagnant alive. African Wild Dogs are wholly flesh-eating. They won’t eat plant food and rarely eat flesh or coming back to a previous kill.

The African wild dog physical character is very attractive they have long-legged with massive jaws and very large erect batlike ears. Even though it looks like some domestic dogs, but it varies in that it has four toes on each foot as an alternative of five.

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