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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by Bloodstar » Sat May 23, 2009 8:45 am

Same here. There's no point in it. African wild dogs are beautiful animals and probably my second favorite wild canine.

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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by pawnee » Sat May 23, 2009 9:05 am

I got a book from the library about wild canines. It has a lot of information about African wild dogs and behaviour. Its from Oxford university and called wild canines or something.

I read somewhere that there are less african wild dogs than there are tigers.
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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by April » Sat May 23, 2009 9:25 am

Probably. They are so endangered I bet that most people haven't even heard of them.
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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by Bloodstar » Wed May 27, 2009 2:45 pm

It'd be horrible to think that African wild dogs went extinct...... I hate people who hunt them!

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Post by April » Wed May 27, 2009 5:30 pm

It's a horrible thing when any animal goes extinct. It just goes to show how much we love our planet...*sarcasm*
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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by Bloodstar » Wed May 27, 2009 5:58 pm

Sadly that's true.

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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by WildFire » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:43 pm

April wrote:Probably. They are so endangered I bet that most people haven't even heard of them.
Many of my friends haven't.

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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by wolf567 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:41 pm

Both my local zoos have relatively large packs, it is quite cool see the interaction of them. They are really cool animals.
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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by SaritaWolf » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:20 am

WOAH what zoo is that? 8D I really want to see an African Wild Dog irl. XD

And I don't think it's because they're endangered that most people don't know about them. Many people know about the Giant Panda BECAUSE it's so endangered. It's just because African Wild Dogs aren't in the media that often. When we see a movie about Africa, we see lions and zebras and giraffes. So everyone knows about them. We don't see African Wild Dogs. :/
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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by April » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:55 pm

Yeah, that's true.

And my friends have never heard of them either. I actually found out about wild dogs a while ago while watching "National Geographic" on tv. After that I got super intrested and now I'm so intrested in them that I basically like them more than wolves.
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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by Dewfrost » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:31 am

I love African Wild Dogs. They're so beautiful! ^-^ Our zoo has about two relatively large packs of them that are constantly building up and have also launched a campaign to help save them. Lolz, I adopted one about three years ago because I love these animals so much. ^o^
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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by April » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:04 am

Actually, now thinking back. Long ago before I joined Wolf Quest, and when I still looked up wolves usuing library books I found an all canines book, and there on the first page was an african wild dog. My first reaction was "What the in the world is that thing?" And I fell in love with it. But I never really got into them until I watched them on National Geographic.
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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by Blightwolf » Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:39 pm

AWD's are incredibly beautiful... one of the few rare canines that has not been tamed by man. That's incredible.
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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by Quivira » Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:33 pm

I also love them. I found out what they were when I was in 4th grade. I bought the Zoo Tycoon game, the first original one, and I saw that they had African Wild Dogs. They are quite interesting animals, and it would be a shame if they went extinct, considering how endangered they are at the moment.


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Re: African Wild Dog

Post by Blightwolf » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:21 am

I wonder what is the cultural position of African Wild Dog in Africa? How the local people respond to it? Is it being hated, or loved, or both? I am fairly sure they got their supporters but also haters.

But to tell the truth, I do think the most fascinating feature in African wild dogs is the fact that they cannot be broken, tamed. I watched a document about them, and the dude that took care of a pack just said something like: "They know I provide them food, water and shelter but that's it."

I really think they know that they are being free, and they don't want to even trust humans and become domestic.
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