African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus)
From: Pierre@home.be (Pierre)
Subject: Fauna in South Africa - Part 14 > File 02 of 10 - PO_Fisa_132_Lycaons.jpg
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 17:09:26 GMT
The African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus, also known as the African Hunting Dog, Cape Hunting Dog, Painted Dog, or Painted Wolf, is a carnivorous mammal of the Canidae family. The Afrikaans name for the African Wild dog is Wildehond, and in Swahili, Mbwa mwitu. It is the only species in the monotypic genus, Lycaon. They are, as their name indicates, found only in Africa, especially in scrub savanna and other lightly wooded areas.