The African wild dog, also known as Cape hunting dog, painted dog or as its scientific name, Lycaon pictus, means “painted wolf,” referring to the animal's irregular, mottled coat, which features patches of red, black, brown, white, and yellow fur. Each animal has its own unique coat pattern, and all have big, rounded ears.These long-legged canines have only four toes per foot, unlike other dogs, which have five toes on their forefeet.
The African wild dog is one of the world’s most endangered mammals and can be identified by its long legs and irregular fur patterns. Wild dogs live in packs and are extremely social and known to help other members of the pack when weak or ill. The same goes for hunting, with up to 20 working together. Once mature, males stay with their original pack while females generally seek a new group.
50% of sales proceeds of this painting will be donated to help raise awareness of certain animals that are protected by AfricaWildlifeArt in Imfolozi and Tembe park, mostly Wild Dog, Cheetah and the BirdLife.