Cape wild dog

Cape wild dog

SUBSPECIES OF

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SPECIES
Lycaon pictus pictus

The largest subspecies of African wild dog, weighing 20–25 kg. It is much more colourful than the East African wild dog, although even within this single subspecies there are geographic variations in coat colour: specimens inhabiting the Cape are characterised by the large amount of orange-yellow fur overlapping the black, the partially yellow backs of the ears, the mostly yellow underparts and a number of whitish hairs on the throat mane. Those in Mozambique are distinguished by the almost equal development of yellow and black on both the upper and underparts of the body, as well as having less white fur than the Cape form.

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Di

Diurnal

Ca

Carnivore

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Scavenger

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Viviparous

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Territorial

Ap

Apex predator

Cu

Cursorial

Pa

Pack hunters

Hi

Highly social

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Dominance hierarchy

No

Not a migrant

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starts with

Distribution

Geography

Cape wild dog habitat map

References

1. Cape wild dog Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_wild_dog

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