African Wild Dog

Lycaon pictus

Status: Endangered

Population: 6,600

World Wildlife Fund calls the African Wild Dog one of the world’s most endangered mammals. The largest populations are in southern Africa, Tanzania, and northern Mozambique. They are often killed by humans, accidentally and intentionally, as well as viral diseases like rabies and distemper. Habitat loss and competition with larger predators like lions is also a threat.

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