Best answer: Why are African wild dogs so endangered?

Major threats to the survival of wild dogs include accidental and targeted killings by humans, viral diseases like rabies and distemper, habitat loss and competition with larger predators like lions.

What diseases kill African wild dogs?

Canine distemper is highly infectious for many species of carnivores and causes high death rates in immunologically naïve populations (7). It is a known cause of death in free-living African wild dogs (8), as well as other wild carnivores, both free-living and captive (9,10).

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