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Painted Dog

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Painted dog ( Lycaon pictus )

A hyena-like predator, the "painted dog“( Lycaon pictus ) in groups; he attacks the flocks and wreaks havoc among them. The steppe landscapes are the real home of this sociable, up-and-out and murderous creature that never hunts alone. It gets its name from the large, dark spots on the light skins, where it is easy to distinguish.

Abessinien, das Alpenland unter den Tropen und seine Grenzländer (Abyssinia, the alpine country under the tropics and its border countries)
Richard Andree
Captions translated by online translator
Published 1869
Available gutenberg.org
Africa, Carnivores