Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pictures from the Wilds: Part 7 African Wild Dogs

The updates are endless! This is part 7 of our journey to the Wilds of Cumberland, Ohio. Today we look at one of the three species of carnivores that call the Wilds home, the African Wild Dog. Originally found in Southern, eastern, and central Africa, these pack oriented animals have a strong social structure which aids them in hunting for prey in the wild. There success rate is supposedly 80% (where you come up with that I don't know. Would be interesting to see the sample size on that data). Habitat loss (of course) has been their major cause of decline to a population of about 5000.