Thursday, 13 March 2014

African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) - Wildlife and Nature Pictures

African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus)

Africa and particularly South Africa is rich in its biodiversity and large carnivores, one of Africa's rarest and most endangered wildlife species is the African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) or  Cape Hunting Dog, Painted Dog, Painted Hunting Dog, Painted Wolf, it is known by many names but the best is the African Wild Dog. A large carnivore it is known for its hunting skills in packs and the  relentless pursuit of its prey.

Although in saying that I found this one on its own on a tar road in South Africa's Kruger National Park.


Picture of a African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) sat on the road in South Africa's Kruger National Park
African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) goes by many names- Kruger National Park-South Africa