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  • Glossary

    AZA – The Association of Zoo and Aquarium (AZA) in a non-profit tax-exempt organization dedicated to the advancement of zoological parks and aquariums for conservation, education, scientific studies and recreation. Carnivore - Any of various predatory, flesh-eating animals including the dogs, cats,

  • African Wild Dogs vs. Hyena

    African Wild Dogs vs. Hyena

    African Wild Dogs are commonly mistaken for Hyenas but in fact there are many differences, both physically and behaviorally. Taxonomic Classification: Hyenas are NOT dogs!! Hyenas are closer related to mongooses and cats. Care of young: Similar to African Wild Dogs, Hyenas

  • North American Exhibits

    North American Exhibits

      African Wild Dogs have been kept in zoos since the early 1900s. We encourage you to take the opportunity to view these animals in one of the many Zoos around North America. North American Exhibits listed by State Arizona

  • Near Extinction

    Near Extinction

    As this animal nears extinction we explore their ecological significance. As the population of African Wild Dogs declines, there are questions and ideas that arise. How does the presence of African Wild Dogs affect humans? As a carnivore, African Wild

  • African Wild Dog Facts

    African Wild Dog Facts

    Taxonomy Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae Genus/Species: Lycaon pictus Coat Coloration and Pattern: Distinct mottled coat of yellow, black, white, and brown giving each dog it’s own specific pattern, defining identity. Head and Body Length: 35-50 inches Weight: 35-80 lbs, average