Collectable wild dog020005
ARTIS Collectable of the wild dog. This soft toy is 10 cm tall.
The African wild dog is found in the east and south of Africa. It lives in groups on savannas, steppes and grasslands, both in lowlands and in mountains. The African wild dog is a predator. He hunts hares, antelopes and even zebras. The African wild dog is in serious danger of extinction. There are only about 6,600 left in the wild. Humans have fragmented their sub-Saharan habitat. They are also hunted and sometimes hit. ARTIS supports the Painted Dog Conservation Project in Zimbabwe. In this project, all children around the age of 12 go on safari camp and learn about the wild dog. Because you don't want to protect what you don't know. The project also prevents the poaching of wild dogs and takes care of injured animals.