It’s one big happy family for wild painted dogs after new pups are born — as long as everyone follows the rules of the one main mom.

Also known as the Painted Wolf, African Wild Dog and Cape Hunting Dog, the African Painted Dog is the most endangered large carnivore in Africa, Red-Listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Explore Painted Dog Conservation to learn about threats to the dogs, their incredible social systems and pack life, and how different they are from any other dog on the planet (three to five million years of evolution separates them from the other canids like wolves and domestic dogs).

Painted Wolf (Lycaon pictus).

The Painted Wolf Foundation invites you to sit back and give 4 minutes to understand this remarkable creature.

Read about the various approaches used to conserve this special creature.

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