The African Wild Dog

The African wild (or painted) dog is a threatened species. They are much maligned and often misunderstood. This has unfairly led to them being considered a vicious and brutal animal. It is often deemed as vermin to be shot on sight.

The fact is that they are near the bottom of the food chain of predators and as much as 80% of their food is stolen by larger predators. This requires them to eat as fast as possible before their prey can be stolen, often, before the animal is dead.

The following video is very graphic and will show why this animal got its unfair reputation. It may be quite disturbing to some people.

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