African wild dogs live in widely distributed, fragmented populations throughout the grasslands, savannahs and open woodlands of Africa. African wild dogs sometimes known as the Cape hunting dog, is quite different from the more familiar domestic dog or gray wolf. It has highly specialized sharp shearing teeth, large round ears and only four toes on its front feet, rather than five. Currently, these predators face increasing threats posed by habitat loss and diseases from non-native species.
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