Patterns of population subdivision, gene flow and genetic variability in the African wild dog
Farshid Mehrdadfar, manager of the animal collection department at AWPR, said: "The African wild dog
is regarded as one of the endangered species among carnivores and is recognised by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The African wild dog
is similar in size to a domestic Alsatian, although less bulky and with much stronger legs.
As part of a conservation plan for the African wild dog
, a captive breeding program was established in 1995 at Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania, under the
In the early parts of the 20th century, colonial settlers exterminated African wild dog
populations in many areas simply because their method of pack hunting was seen as unsporting.
The AWPR is the only zoo in the UAE that exhibits the African Wild Dogs
and it is interesting to observe how these pups will behave in a social environment.
As a consequence, the African Wild Dog
now finds itself on the endangered list and the risk of rabies to humans is high.
Large canids, such as the grey wolf, African wild dog
and Asian dhole, live in groups to aid bringing down large prey; whereas smaller carnivores, such as meerkats and mongooses, do so to ward off predators.
In total, there are more than 90 animal species to choose from, ranging from the African wild dog
to a striking zebra.
Al Ain: Al Ain Zoo has announced the opening of a new exhibit dedicated to the African wild dog
(lycaon pictus), a critically endangered carnivore from Africa.
It is also good to note that the Rotary Club in Edinburgh has been handing out reconditioned computers to local charities for a small fee of pounds 10 and that one of these is heading towards the Trust after old friend John Gillon, the Secretary of the Hwange Conservation Society, (which raises funds for African Wild Dog
Conservation and Research) approached them.
You can choose which animal you want to adopt from this list: White Rhinoceros, Burchell's Zebra, Giraffe, Cheetah, African Lion, African Elephant, African Wild Dog
, Humboldt Penguin, Bactrian Camel, Bengal Tiger, Hippopotamus or Bengal Tiger.