Photo by Ami Vitale @amivitale | A pack of 18 resident African wild dogs hunt for dik-diks, a species of small antelope, at @loisaba_conservancy in northern Kenya. The dog's Latin name, Lycaon pictus, means "painted wolf," referring to the animal's irregular, mottled coat. They live in packs that are usually dominated by a monogamous breeding pair. They are very social, and packs have been known to share food and to assist weak or ill members. With an estimated population of only 1,409, they are also are among the world's most endangered mammals. Preserving spaces like these and empowering local communities to benefit from conservation are among the best ways to protect wild animals like these.
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