African Wild Dog

Maree Clarkson

Ballito, South Africa

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African Wild Dog

Watercolour on Ashrad 200gsm watercolour paper
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
The African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) is a medium-sized canid found only in Africa, especially in Savannahs and other lightly wooded areas. It is also called the Painted Dog, Painted Hunting Dog, African Hunting Dog, the Cape Hunting Dog, the Spotted Dog, the Ornate Wolf or the Painted Wolf in English, Wildehond in Afrikaans, and Mbwa mwitu in Swahili. It is the only extant species in the genus Lycaon, with one species, L. sekowei being extinct.
There were once approximately 500,000 African Wild Dogs in 39 countries, and packs of 100 or more were not uncommon. Now there are only about 3,000-5,500 in fewer than 25 countries, or perhaps only 14 countries. They are primarily found in eastern and southern Africa, mostly in the two remaining large populations associated with the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania and the population centred in northern Botswana and eastern Namibia.
- Read more on Wikipedia
African hunting dogs are endangered. They are faced with shrinking room to roam in their African home. They are also quite susceptible to diseases spread by domestic animals.

1. 28th July 2010 – FEATURED in “Country Bumpkin”
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4. 5th August 2010 – Placed in the TOP10 in a Challenge on “Mozambique and Neighbouring Countries”
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8. 22nd August 2010 – FEATURED in “Fauna & Flora South Africa”
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10. 21st November 2010 – FEATURED in “Dutch Showcase”
11. 1st April 2011 – FEATURED on RedBubble Home Page Featured Paintings
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14. 28th September 2012 – FEATURED in RB Celebrates World Animal Day
15. 18th December 2012 – FEATURED in “Live, Love, Dream”
16. 20th September 2013 – placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge “A New Avatar/Nuwe Kenteken” in ‘Afrikaans’
17. 26th March 2014 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge “New Avatar” in “Wild Africa”
18. 16th February 2015 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the “New Avatar Challenge” in “Wild Africa”
19. 22nd October 2015 – ‘Spotlight of the Week’ and FEATURED in “Animals of Africa”
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21. 20tth February 2017 – FEATURED in “Women Painters”
22. 13th August 2017 – FEATURED in “Avant—Garde Art”
23. 13th August 2017 – FEATURED in “Your Pictures Exposed”
24. 12th September 2017 – FEATURED in “Animals of Africa & Madagascar”

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