They live in the packs of 10 to 15 individuals in the Eastern and Southern African region and their number is dangerously decreased between 2,000 and 5,000 in the wild. Now most of them live in game preserves or national parks of Africa. We are talking about Lycaon pictus which is commonly known as the African Wild Dog.
These opportunistic predators once who wander in the vast savannas, grasslands and open woodlands of Africa are facing a number of serious threats nowadays like habitat loss, human persecution (hunting and poisoning), disease spread from domestic animals and isolated populations.
The critically endangered African wild dog normally hunt antelope, zebras, wildebeest, springboks, gazelles and impala. The average African wild dog weighs between 37 and 80 pounds and measures 24 to 30 inches high. Their coats are mottled in shades of brown, black and beige. They have large, rounded ears and dark brown circles around their eyes. The dogs differ from wolves and other dogs in that they have four toes instead of five.