|African wild dog Temporal range: Middle Pleistocene – present (200,000–0 years BP)|
How many African wild dogs are alive?
Not exactly man’s best friend: Even with their finely honed hunting skills, African wild dogs count among the world’s most endangered mammals. According to the IUCN Red List, only around 6,600 wild dogs remain, mostly in Tanzania, northern Mozambique, and southern Africa.
Will African wild dogs go extinct?
African Wild Dogs are endangered mostly due to ongoing habitat fragmentation, conflict with human activities and infectious disease. The estimated decline in African Wild Dog population size can be uncertain due to the species’ tendency to population fluctuations.