Eco News #10 – African Painted Dog

July 23rd, 2012

Hello Greenzoners! Have you ever heard about african Painted Dog? 🙂
Painted dog
This race of a dog lives in Africa and it was claimed to be an endangered species in over 2/3 of countries it lives in.
One of the reasons of their population’s diminishing is that painted dogs now tend to live more isolated. It is because of being hunted by humans, catching diseases from many domestic animals and their environment being destroyed or polluted.

Painted dogs (Lycaon pictus), even though they are rare kind, live in groups and cooperatively hunt together. They even hunt prey bigger than themselves, such as antelopes and other wilderness’ inhabitants.

The Mpala Research Centre, located in the north-central region of Kenya, includes nearly 20 000 hectares of land for scientific research and wild animals to co-exist with local people without any harm neither for people nor for the animals.

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2 Responses to “Eco News #10 – African Painted Dog”

  1. nourddine says:

    yes i have heard about them they live in groups to survive

  2. javier says:

    espero que no se extinga espero que los humanos nos demos cuenta que la tierra la compartimos y que todods tenemos los mismos derechos y que tenemos que conservarla………..

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