Episode 001: Lycaon pictus

Researched By

Kevin Robinson

Written By

Kevin Robinson

Reviewed By

Kim Pyne
Mindy Stinner

Filmed On

16 February 2020


  1. Woodroffe, R. & Sillero-Zubiri, C. Lycaon pictus. 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T12436A16711116.en. Accessed 2019-12-25.
  2. Wang, Xiaoming & Tedford, Richard H. Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives & Evolutionary History. First ed., Columbia University Press, 2008.
  3. Terborgh, John & Estes, James A. Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature. First ed., Island Press, 2010.
  4. Wikipedia Authors. African Wild Dog. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_wild_dog. Accessed 2019-12-25.

Further Reading

  1. Woodroffe, Rosie and Donnelly, Christl A. “Risk of contact between endangered African wild dogs Lycaon pictus and domestic dogs: opportunities for pathogen transmission.” Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 48, no. 6, 2011, pp. 1345–1354. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/41318969
  2. Yong, Ed. “What Wildlife Shows Don’t Tell You About African Wild Dogs.” National Geographic, 29 March 2016, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2016/03/29/what-wildlife-shows-dont-tell-you-about-african-wild-dogs/
  3. Robbins, Robert L. “Vocal Communication in Free-Ranging African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus).” Behaviour, vol. 137, no. 10, 2000, pp. 1271-1298. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/4535774
  4. McNutt, J. Weldon and Silk, Joan B. “Pup production, sex ratios, and survivorship in African wild dogs, Lycaon pictus.” Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 62, no. 7, 2007, pp. 1061–1067. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/40295128
  5. Burrows, Roger; Hofer, Heribert and East, Marion L. “Population Dynamics, Intervention and Survival in African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus).” Proceedings: Biological Sciences, vol. 262, no. 1364, 1995, pp. 235-245. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/50222
  6. “Leaders of the Pack: Facts About African Wild Dogs.” National Geographic, 26 March 2019, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/get-inspired/inside-look/10-facts-about-african-wild-dogs-cape-hunting-dogs/
  7. Creel, Scott and Nancy Marusha Creel. “Limitation of African Wild Dogs by Competition with Larger Carnivores.” Conservation Biology, vol. 10, no. 2, 1996, pp. 526–538. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/2386867
  8. Carbone, C.; Du Toit, J.T. and Gordon, I.J. “Feeding Success in African Wild Dogs: Does Kleptoparasitism by Spotted Hyenas Influence Hunting Group Size?.” Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 66, no. 3, 1997, pp. 318–326. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/5978
  9. Vucetich, John A. and Creel, Scott. “Ecological Interactions, Social Organization, and Extinction Risk in African Wild Dogs.” Conservation Biology, vol. 13, no. 5, 1999, pp. 1172–1182. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/2641750
  10. Ford, Adam T.; Goheen, Jacob R.; Augustine, David J.; Kinnaird, Margaret F.; O’Brien, Timothy G.; Palmer, Todd M.; Pringle, Robert M. and Woodroffe, Rosie. “Recovery of African wild dogs suppresses prey but does not trigger a trophic cascade.” Ecology, vol. 96, no. 10, 2015, pp. 2705–2714. JSTOR, https://www.jstor.org/stable/24702388

Suggested Viewing

  1. Silverback Films, BBC Natural History Unit. The Hunt, BBC, 2015.
  2. National Geographic. Photo Ark. 2018. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/a/african-wild-dog/.

Organisations to Support Wild Dogs

  1. Painted Dog Conservation, https://www.painteddog.org
  2. African Wildlife Foundation, https://www.awf.org/wildlife-conservation/african-wild-dog
  3. The African Wild Dog Conservancy, http://www.awdconservancy.org