Wild Dogs on AFRICAM
One of the rarest and most endangered animals of Africa, the African Wild Dog recently made a special guest appearance on Africam.
The African Wild Dog also known as the "Painted Wolf" because of its unique coat, of which no two dogs have the same, is a unique treasure of the African bush. Known as highly intelligent and very social animals, their close knit structure is based on packs of 6-20. Their strong sense of community is no more evident than in the fact that all members of the pack both male and female are responsible for the protection, care, and providing of food for their young. It is their ability to work together that has allowed them to survive in an environment dominated by the big cats.
In 1999 there was only an estimated 400 wild dogs in all of South Africa. In addition they are always on the move, covering great distances unless there are young pups in the pack. The result is an animal you are not very likely to see while on safari. Seeing them live on the Nkorho cam was truly a special moment for Africam.
In case you missed it live here is the video...