Lycaon pictus is a canine found only in Africa, especially in savannas and lightly wooded areas. It is more commonly known as the AFRICAN WILD DOG - It's Latin name translates to "Painted Wolf" referring to the irregular, mottled coat, which features patches of red, black, brown, white, and yellow fur. Each animal has its own unique coat pattern, and all have big, rounded ears.
The dhole (pronounced “dole”) is also known as the whistling dog, red dog and Asiatic wild dog. An excellent jumper, it has a vertical jump of 7 feet. The dhole resembles a fox in its appearance, but it is roughly the size of a German Shepherd. It is also capable of making a variety of sounds, including whistling, screaming, mewing and even clucking.