African Wild Dog

African Wild Dog

African wild dogs were once found throughout most of Africa, but are now more fragmented and mainly restricted to Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and the Transvaal.

At one time the distribution of the African wild dog was throughout the non-forested and non-desert areas of Africa. Their current distribution is more fragmented. African hunting dogs are now found in Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, parts of Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and the Transvaal.

African wild dogs show morphological and genetic variation in different parts of their geographic range. These regions are geographically separated by areas of unoccupied range and/or major geographical barriers, and with no expectation of recovering connectivity.

Image | © Michael Jansen, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Animal Corner, 2019; Girman, Mills, Geffen, & Wayne, 1997, Kingdon, 1997; Kristof, 2010; Marsden, et al., 2012; Mulheisen, Allen, Allen, 2002; Woodroffe & Sillero-Zubiri, 2012)

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