African Painted Dog

Lycaon pictus

In pursuit of prey, painted dogs can run up to 37 miles per hour.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
Species Survival Plan Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Painted Dog Valley
lengthLength: 2.5 to 4 ft
weightWeight: 44 to 71 lbs
lifespanLifespan: 10 yrs
habitatHabitat: Savannah, woodland and semi-desert
dietDiet: Primarily antelope; some warthogs, hares and small animals
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered); Species Survival Plan