African Wild dogs are some interesting and amazing characters within the wildlife species. Known to be fierce and agile when hunting, wild dogs are the best wildlife species to hang around with while on safari.
We have listed below some of the best National Parks in Africa you can visit and spot these amazing characters while on safari.
Mana Pools National Park – Zimbabwe
Selous Game Reserve – Tanzania
Moremi Game Reserve – Botswana
South Luangwa National Park – Zambia
Madikwe Game Reserve – South Africa
Ruaha National Park – Tanzania
Hwange National Park – Zimbabwe
Laikipia, Lewa, and Borana Conservancies – Kenya.
The Greater Kruger National Park – South Africa
Tsavo National Parks – Kenya
Sabi Sand Game Reserve – South Africa
African Wild Dog Behaviour
African wild dogs are intelligent and cooperative hunters. Some of the dogs run close to the prey while the others fall behind. They then take over when the front members tire.
The dogs have a playful ceremony that bonds them for a common purpose and initiates each hunt. They start circulating among the other pack members, vocalizing and touching until they get excited and are ready to hunt.
When feeding, they lack aggression towards each other and share the kill; even with members who may not have been involved in the actual hunt.
The entire African wild dog pack shares responsibility for protecting the cubs, with both males and females babysitting the young.