Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
I believe there are seven wild dogs in this photo, but there could be another one, ti's hard to say. They all kind of blend together with their unique coats.
The reason they were classified as vermin is because their method of killing and eating is particularly gruesome. Unlike a lion which goes for the neck, the pack of wild dogs will trail an animal for miles, tiring it out until they attack. When they do, they rip it apart, so that guts are hanging out while the animal is still alive. No one wanted to see that - but the interesting thing is that their prey actually dies much quicker than the big cats that kill mostly by suffocation.
Since they are relatively small animals, it means they need to eat quickly or risk their kill getting stolen. It was pretty amazing to see them scarf down their breakfast in a matter of seconds. It looked like pure chaos to me.
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From Africa, Part 3: Joburg | Aug 2011