How Fast Can a African Wild Dog Run?
An African Wild Dog is capable of reaching speeds of 35mph which in kilometers is 55km/h. The African wild dog is also known as Lycaon pictus. The African wild dog has also been referred to as the African hunting dog, Cape hunting dog, African painted dog, and the painted wolf. As for size, the African Wild Dog's body is around 0.76-1.1 meters long which is about 2.5-3.6 feet long. That's not including its tail which is 0.31-0.41 meters long which in inches is around 12-16 inches. The African Wild Dog Stands at around 0.60 meters tall at the shoulder which is about 2 feet tall at the shoulder. As for weight, the African Wild Dog weighs around 16-23kg which in pounds is about 35-50 pounds. The African Wild Dog has longs legs and only 4 toes per foot. African Wild Dog packs can range anywhere from 6-40 members. The packs are usually separated into male and female hierarchies. The male African wild dogs will be led by an alpha male and the female African wild dogs will be led by an alpha female. Sometimes the packs can have even more members than that. As for diet, African Wild Dog packs will hunt antelope and wildebeests, and they will also eat things like rodents and birds. African wild dogs are excellent hunters and they have a very high success rate. African wild dogs are very social with each other and members of a pack will share food willingly. The gestation period for a African wild dog is around 60-80 days. An African wild dog can give birth to about 2-20 pups. On average an African wild dog will usually give birth to around 6-10 pups. As for lifespan, an African wild dog will live for around 10-11 years.