A big appetite
While an adult African painted dog weighs 20-30 kg, the pack hunts animals that weigh around 50 kg. Sometimes, they will even hunt animals that weigh up to 200 kg.
While other canines have five toes per foot, the African painted dog only has four toes per foot.
Only the dominant male and female in a pack produce offspring, but the whole pack helps to care for the pups.
African painted dogs benefit greatly from the creation of wildlife corridors by conservation groups. Wildlife corridors are strips of land that link two separate wildlife places, allowing animals to move back and forth between these places.