If you have ever watched a National Geographic© special on television, you’ve probably seen African Wild Dogs running about on your screen without ever really thinking about their place in the circle of African life.
Yes, they are dogs, but they are rather odd looking, not altogether unattractive but far more jackal, with those big ears, than a handsome Shepard or Labrador. However, it is probably this “look” that serves them well on the plains of the hot African wilderness.
While they are great hunters, taking down nearly eighty percent of their prey, there are sadly only about five thousand (5000) of these dogs left in Africa. We hate the thought of a species going extinct, even if domestication does not seem to be in their futures.
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