Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £19.95 £18.10
Children (3-15 Years) £13.95 £12.65
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £17.95 £16.30
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £9.95 £9.05

Opening times

We are open until

5PMtoday

Find us

Sat Nav: White's Lane, Kessingland, Suffolk, NR33 7TF

View Map

Make a donation

Find out more

Cape Hunting Dog

Lycaon pictus

Hunting dogs, also known as painted dogs, or African wild dogs, are one of the most social canine species. Both sexes look similar

measurements

Measurements

Size: HBL 75 to 110cm
Weight: 18 - 36kg

habitat

Habitat

Hunting dogs are found in a variety of habitats including savannahs, semi-desert, plains and woodlands. They live in large packs from 2 - 27 individuals.

diet

Diet

Hunting dogs mainly hunt medium-sized antelope, such as impala and gazelle, but between the pack they can take down prey weighing up to 200kg!

behaviour

Breeding

Hunting dogs can run at a top speed of 64km/h (that's 40mph!). However they can maintain a speed of 48km/h for up to 5km - meaning eventually they can run down most species.

threat

Conservation

Hunting dogs were formally found throughout all sub-Saharan Africa, but their numbers have dropped dramatically. Their current wild population is estimated to only be around 1,400 mature individuals. Numbers are continuing to decline as a result of ongoing habitat fragmentation, conflict with human activities, and infectious disease.

Threat Level



Threat Level

Get to know more of our animals

 
 
Chapman’s Zebra

Equus quagga chapmani

 
 
Blesbok

Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi

 
 
Sitatunga

Tragelaphus spekii

 
 
Nile Lechwe

Kobus megaceros

View all our animals
Close find usFind us