African Wild Dog photos
East Africa : Status, density, and ecology have been intensely studied. The author also reported on its ecology. Data on the species' presence, status, and notes on its ecology are available for most of South Africa (Lynch, 1989; Pringle, 1977; Rautenbach & Nel, 1978; Rowe-Rowe, 1978, 1992; Stuart et al., 1985), Angola (Crawford-Cabral & Paias Simoes, 1990), Namibia (Hines, 1990; Viljoen, 1982), and Zimbabwe (Childes, 1988) West Africa : Distribution and status of the species have been recently investigated (Sillero-Zubiri, 1994, 1995). A sound account of the species' ecology in the sub-region is found in Mills & Hes (1997) and in Skinner & Smithers (1990). Data on population structure in the eastern Transvaal lowveld are discussed in Maddock & Mills (1994).
African Wild Dog Photos
Aspects of the ecology of the species in this sub-region are also described by Reich (1977, 1978). Southern Africa : Population structure, density, dispersal patterns, and some aspects of the ecology of this species in the Kruger National Park are discussed by Mills (1991) and Maddock & Mills (1994). In the last few years, wild dog populations have been constantly monitored in most of the range of their occurrence. Ginsberg & Macdonald (1990) give a detailed picture of the distribution, status and ecology of this species.
African Wild Dog Pictures
Distribution, density, and population structure have been investigated throughout the continent, together with habitat and area requirements, diet, and behavioural aspects of its ecology. This is one of the most endangered large carnivores in the world, and in the last years a great effort has been addressed to preserving the species from extinction.