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Definition of the noun African Wild Dog

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African wild dog is the vernacular name of the Lycaon pictus, a species of Lycaon.

  • geographic area: Africa


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Google previewThe Conscious Planet (2013)

by Neil M. Pine

As a predatory species, the African wild dog is a contingent factor in elimination of sick and weak animals, thereby helping to maintain nature's checks and balances, while ultimately improving prey species. These animals have traditionally ...

Google previewFree Ranging Dogs - Stray, Feral or Wild? (2015)

by Guillaume de Lavigne

The African wild dog is an endangered species due to habitat loss and poaching. It uses very large territories (and so can persist only in large wildlife protected areas), and it is strongly affected by competition with larger carnivores that rely on ...

Google previewLarger Carnivores of the African Savannas (2013)

by Jacobus du P. Bothma, Clive Walker

Activity and movement | The African wild dog is a crepuscular predator Wild dogs are mostly active at dawn and dusk. Photo: C.H. Walker. 144 because it is most active at dawn and dusk. As it hunts primarily by sight, it obviously needs some ...

Google previewNelson Thornes Framework English 1. Skills in Non-Fiction (2002)

by Geoff Reilly, Wendy Wren

The African wild dog is a true dog found only in Africa, from the Sahara down to South Africa. It stands about 75 cm high at the shoulder, ...

Google previewAnimals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Second Edition) (2012)

A Visual Encyclopedia by DK Publishing

The African wild dog lives in packs ofabout 10 individuals. All the adults help to look after the young, but only one pair breed. The pack hunt together and bring down animals as large as zebra and wildebeest. This dog is endangered because ...

Google previewThe Eponym Dictionary of Mammals (2009)

by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson

Pipistrelle Aellen's Roundleaf Bat Afghan Flying Squirrel African Groove- toothed Rat African Linsang African Water Rat African Wild Dog Afroalpine Vlei Rat Agag Gerbil Agricola's Gracile Opossum Agile Wallaby Ahmanson's Sportive Lemur ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East (2009)

by Facts On File, Incorporated

Africa's extensive savannas are home to some of its most characteristic species such as the lion, the African elephant, the black rhinoceros, the leopard, the cheetah, the african wild dog, the hyena, the zebra, the gazelle, the wildebeest, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Geography (2002)

by Peter Haggett

NOTABLE THREATENED NON-ENDEMIC SPECIES Mammals African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornisl, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

albatross, African wild dog); and for defense (e.g., petrel ).

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

an African wild dog, differing from the rest of the family in having only four toes on each foot, and its blotched coloration of ochery yellow, black and white. The species is nearly as large as a mastiff, ...

Google previewA Standard Dictionary of the English Language ... (1908)

An African wild dog. will come; come or ...

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