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African Wild Dog (painted wolf).

By johnke
One of the most endangered species on the planet that will soon Die off as Man's pressure is encroaching on the Land and this has caused this species to be classified RED.

They have disappeared from 29 of the 35 countries they inhabited and populate only the driest parts of sub Saharan and East Africa.

Only around 5000 of these animals still survive that's only 600 to 1000 packs of this social animal left.

They survive mostly on injured and sick animals. I think gone are the days when this Animal chased and hunted down Antelope for days in the wild, biting at the heel of an animal until it collapsed and was devoured by this Canine.

This Dog has been on the endangered species list for over 30 years and will probably never recover, Its life span being around 11 years.

Good Morning to every one and thank you fro your support comments and to
John, Pamela and Jenn, for the UA's.


Tags: Portrait General Wild life Endangered African wild dog Painted wolf

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16 Aug 2020 6:48AM
Great shot of such a rare species, Dave.
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2020 7:02AM
Impressive animal portrait !!
Isabel GrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2020 7:36AM
Superb portrait of this endangered beauty.
16 Aug 2020 8:13AM
Excellent John, great detail,
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 23 Wales
16 Aug 2020 8:59AM
Lovely portrait John, I have seen videos of these dogs hunting and they are relentless.
16 Aug 2020 10:54AM
Superb image
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
16 Aug 2020 11:16AM
Rare indeed and my favourite of all predators !! my award.
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
16 Aug 2020 11:39AM
A nicely detailed close-up John
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
16 Aug 2020 12:14PM
Excellent capture of this rare creature, John. Lovely rich warm tones and great glimpse of the eye.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 21 Canada
16 Aug 2020 2:31PM
Excellent capture
16 Aug 2020 2:43PM
A wonderful profile image of this African Wild Dog.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2020 4:28PM
A great image SmileSmile

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
16 Aug 2020 9:19PM
He looks a tough one---
17 Aug 2020 12:41AM
I suspect they are not hunted for meat for humans...but habitat loss and loss of genetic diversity ...coupled with climate change is devastating.

17 Aug 2020 1:54AM
They play an important part in the food chain no doubt for thousands of years ....what kind of ripple effect
will take place after they have gone ? Thx for the back story on this species John ...
I had no idea they were that endangered .
Cheers Walt

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