BLOG May 8, 2017

Interesting Facts About African Wild Dogs: The Leaders Of The Pack

African Wild Dogs are often judged by their appearance, but there’s much more to this endangered animal than meets the eye. Their irregular fur patterns and musky colours can make them seem unclean and unkempt, and their tendency to live and travel in packs can make them appear aggressive and confrontational. However, perception shouldn’t always be believed.

African Wild Dogs are incredibly social animals who are devoted to the friendship and comradery of within their pack. They form strong bonds, showing care and support to pack members who may be ill or weak. Intelligent communication helps them through all walks of life, whether it’s hunting for food, understanding family roles or locating safety.

Despite this will to work together and survive, African Wild Dogs are an endangered species. If their population numbers are to improve, they will need support from conservation projects.

In this infographic, we share some interesting facts about African Wild Dogs and explain how you can get involved with supporting their species out in Africa.

African Wild Dogs Facts

African wild dog facts infographic

At African Conservation Experience we support worthwhile conservation projects that strive to improve the population numbers of African Wild Dogs.

If you’d like to learn more about African Wild Dog conservation work in Africa, take a look at some of the projects we have available below:

Mangetti Wild Dog And Elephant Protection

Volunteer with African wild dogs

Along with the African Elephant, the African Wild Dog is an iconic species which sits at the core of a conflict between humans and wildlife. Africa’s population continues to expand and as human settlements encroach on habitat, communities often come into conflict with wildlife.

The Mangetti project focuses on research which identifies the levels and causes of conflict in an effort to devise an effective conservation plan.

Learn more about the Mangetti Wild Dog and Elephant Protection project by clicking the button below.

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Elephant And Predator Study And Okavango Experience

Research and study African wild dog

At the Elephant And Predator Okavango Ex-perience you’ll have the chance to observe predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs.

Learn a range of monitoring techniques, including line transects, camera traps and wildlife surveys, while heading into the Okavango Delta for some incredible wildlife observation hotspots.

Learn more about this project by clicking the button below.

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