5 Interesting Facts About African Wild Dogs

# Fact 1 African wild dogs are known by several names including Cape hunting dog, painted dog, or their scientific name, Lycaon pictus, which means “painted wolf”.  ‘Painted’ refers to the wild dog’s dappled coat of black, brown, yellow and white fur.  Each animal’s markings are unique, like a human fingerprint. # Fact 2 African[…]

African wild dogs – the phoenix pack

In 2017, Laikipia’s entire Wild Dog population of over 300 individuals was wiped out by Canine Distemper. The Laikipia plateau straddles the equator and extends from the slopes of Mount Kenya to the rim of the Great Rift Valley. The vast open plains accommodate livestock farming, mostly cattle, and wildlife. Tourism, which is centred around[…]