Hope rises for Africa's wild dog
- Africa's wild dogs pussyfoot round the big cats. Barnett, Adrian // New Scientist;4/30/94, Vol. 142 Issue 1923, p17
Reports on the avoidance by African hunting dogs (Lycaon pictus) of big cats. Study by two British researchers; Distribution of population of hunting dogs in South Africa's Kruger National Park; Comparison with distribution of dog's main prey impala antelope; Comparison with distribution of lions.
- It Takes a Pack. LAMBETH, ELLEN // Ranger Rick;Jun/Jul2011, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p9
The article discusses the hunting practices of a pack of African wild dogs.
- Sizing up the competition. Creel, Scott // Natural History;Sep98, Vol. 107 Issue 7, p34
Studies the habitat and life conditions of the African wild dogs. Behavior of the dogs; Factors that endanger the existence of the wild dogs; Animals that compete with the dogs; Favorite prey of the dogs. INSET: Travel and reading.
- High hunting costs make African wild dogs vulnerable to kleptoparasitism by hyaenas. Gorman, Martyn L.; Mills, Michael G.; Raath, Jacobus P.; Speakman, John R. // Nature;1/29/1998, Vol. 391 Issue 6666, p479
Presents research which studied the impact of kleptoparasitism on energy balance in the African wild dog Lycaon pictus. Lycaon pictus being critically endangered; Negative relationship between densities of wild dogs and the spotted hyena Crocuta crocuta; Daily energy expenditures of six dogs;...
- A dog's dilemma. Blackman, Stuart // New Scientist;02/09/2002, Vol. 173 Issue 2329, p17
Describes the social organization of the African wild dog, Lycaon pictus. Contribution of the dog's social relationship to its decline; Modeling of the costs of babysitter change with decreasing pack size.
- An empirical and experimental test of risk and costs of kleptoparasitism for African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) inside and outside a protected area. van der Meer, Ester; Moyo, Mkhalalwa; Rasmussen, Gregory S.A.; Fritz, Hervé // Behavioral Ecology;Sep2011, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p985
The energetic output of hunting African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) is extremely high. Therefore, survival and reproductive success depend not only on the ability to secure prey but also on minimizing foraging costs. African wild dogs often coexist with lions (Panthera leo) and spotted hyenas...
- A preliminary study of the effects of environmental enrichment on the behaviour of captive African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). Price, Laura J. // Bioscience Horizons: The National Undergraduate Research Journal;Jun2010, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p132
Environmental enrichment has been used in a number of studies of captive animals with goals of increasing activity, increasing behavioural diversity, increasing the utilization of the environment and reducing the abnormal behaviours of captive animals. This study investigated the effects of...
- Behavioural cues can be used to predict the outcome of artificial pack formation in African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus). Potgieter, Katherine R.; O'Riain, M. Justin; Davies-Mostert, Harriet T. // South African Journal of Wildlife Research;Sep2015, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p215
The managed metapopulation of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) in South Africa consists of a number of subpopulations in geographically isolated reserves. These subpopulations are managed as one metapopulation through direct human intervention. Central to the success of the managed...
- Ecological predictors of African wild dog ranging patterns in northern Botswana. POMILIA, MATTHEW A.; MCNUTT, J. WELDON; JORDAN, NEIL R. // Journal of Mammalogy;2015, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p1214
Extinction risk in African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) has been linked to their wide-ranging movement behavior. However, drivers of variability in African wild dog ranging are not well understood. This study examines the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on ranging patterns and describes...