| 07-09-2010, 05:48 PM || #1 |
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| | Signature Endangered African Wild Dog
I'd love to see a plush of this beautiful creature!
Also known as the Painted Wolf, this pack dog of the African Savannas are, sadly, endangered. Unlike wolves, were the males leave the packs and the packs are lead mostly by males, the females are of higher authority. They even fight for males, where as most animals have the males fight for females. Girl power!
They are also peaceful in the pack. The hierarchy is submission based, where as with wolves, for example, it is dominance based. Dominance in a African Wild Dog pack is achieved without bloodshed, as the members are usually related somehow. Even in packs where this isn't the case, this still occurs.
They are very sucessful hunters, 80% of the time, they make a kill. After a successful hunt hunters regurgitate meat for those that remained at the den during the hunt, such as the dominant female and the pups. (Like a penguin does) They will also feed other pack members, such as the sick, injured, the very old that cannot keep up, or those who stayed back to watch the pups.
My favorite wild animal ever! I would LOVE to see it as a plush!
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