We don’t see them often so therefore when we do it is something extra special. In the Pilanesberg the Wild dogs like to follow the fence line making use of it when hunting by chasing prey into the fence.
As a pack they are one of the most successful hunters of the carnivores. They will chase down their prey until it can’t run anymore making use of their fantastic stamina.
Unlike many other species, once they reach maturity it is the males that stay within their natal pack while females move off to start a new pack.
The white-tip on the end of the tail works as a “follow me” sign. The light color means that it is highlighted and easier to see. The tail is also used to communicate an individuals mood to other members of the pack.
The sad truth is that like many mammals the African Wild Dog is endangered and their numbers continue to decline.