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African painted dog outside in habitat
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African Painted Dog

Just like our fingerprint, no two dogs have the same markings, and they are identifiable by their coat markings.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Lycaon pictus 


Shrubland, grassland, forest, and semi-desert in Sub-Saharan Africa 

Location in the Zoo

Across from Ankole Cattle and near African lions

Cool Animal Fact

Painted dogs have four toes and no dewclaws unlike other canid species.