African Wild Dogs under threat

Bowdleflode News No. 8 – November 2018



With every Bowdleflode News, we bring you interesting facts about Bowdleflodeland and Planet Earth with features about Endangered Species.

Saving Our Oldest Friends
Dogs are often described as man’s best friend and have been so since the early days of the caveman and primitive hunting. In modern times, are we doing enough to give wild dog populations the space to breed or are they yet another of our world’s most endangered species? I’m afraid they are now very endangered.

In Mozambique, the Fauna & Flora Organisation protects an enormous 586,800 hectares (1.45 million acres) of land which is a rare refuge on our planet for these animals to live in, in peace. The African Wild Dog, Lycaon Pictus, is known as the African hunting or painted dog or wolf and is native to Sub-Saharan Africa.