On a stretch of river, a herd of about 15 crocodiles was eating a dead giraffe. At the same time, a pack of wild dogs tries to steal food.
Wild dogs tried to pull the giraffe out of the water and this was also when the competition was fierce.
When the animal’s body was dragged to the water’s edge, the pack of wild dogs could not continue because the body was too heavy. They began to rush to tear despite the fierce crocodiles trying to take their share. Wild dogs on one side and crocodiles on the other.
The species is a specialised diurnal hunter of antelopes, which it catches by chasing them to exhaustion. Its natural enemies are lions and spotted hyenas: the former will kill the dogs where possible, whilst hyenas are frequent kleptoparasites.
Like other canids, the African wild dog regurgitates food for its young, but also extends this action to adults, as a central part of the pack’s social life. The young are allowed to feed first on carcasses.
The African wild dog has been respected in several hunter-gatherer societies, particularly those of the San people and Prehistoric Egypt.