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African Wild Dog

SKU 239729

Native to Sub-Saharan Africa, the African wild dog is the only living member of the genus Lycoan. Although they look somewhat similar to both jackals and hyenas, their closest relatives are coyotes, wolves, and domesticated dogs.

  • Scientific Name: Lycaon pictus
  • Characteristics: Extremely social animals, we’re sure this African wild dog would love to join up with your pack! Individually hand painted and immaculately designed for life-like realism, this figurine is not only exceptional for creative play or as a learning aid, but it also makes a great gift for a nature lover!
  • Size and Color: African wild dogs have exquisitely colorful coats the feature unique patterns of bronze, black, white, and tan. Measuring 3.5 inches long and 2.75 inches tall, our African wild dog figurine is a bit bigger than a deck of cards stood on its side.
  • The African Wild Dog is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Sadly, while African wild dogs once ranged between the desert and mountainous areas of much of sub-Saharan Africa, they have been eliminated from many of those regions and now mainly reside in Southern and Eastern Africa. Their current population has been estimated at around 6,500 individuals, and is currently dropping due to habitat loss and hunting. They are legally protected in many of the regions in which they’re found, but unfortunately their numbers have not yet been able to rebound.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 9 L x 3.7 W x 7 H
    • Size in inches: 3.54 L x 1.46 W x 2.76 H
    • UPC: 095866239725
    Present Status African wild dogs have been an endangered species since 1990 due to their steadily declining numbers. The most recent estimates put their population at 6,600 adults. Habitat fragmentation is still the main cause of their decreasing numbers. Conservation efforts aimed at protecting this species include educating humans who encounter African wild dogs, improving land use and setting up conservation areas.