Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) aka African hunting dog are found only in Africa and are about the size of a German Shepherd.
Their Latin name means 'painted wolf' referring to the animal's irregular, mottled coat, which features patches of black, brown, white, and yellow fur. Each animal has its own unique coat pattern and all have big rounded ears. They were originally found throughout sub-Saharan Africa except in forests, but are now the second most endangered carnivore in Africa after the Ethiopian wolf. It is estimated that the total remaining population is only about 3,000. Most of the pictures were taken in Kruger (Nottens Bush Camp) in late October 2008. There were 9 individuals in the pack, 5 adults and 4 pups aged about 4 months old. They hadn't been seen in this area for about 2 months when suddenly they returned. The four pups were very scared of approaching the water-hole, due to fear of crocodiles. The last two photos are of wild dogs in the De-Wildt centre near Johannesburg, which has a wild-dog breeding program.