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- The African wild dog ( Lycaon pictus ), also known as the cape hunting dog, African hunting dog, or African painted dog, is one of the world's most social and distinctive canids.
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African hunting dogs have many names, the most common being African wild dogs or African hunting dogs. they are also known as Cape Hunting dogs and Painted dogs. In England they are called Painted wolves, in the Afrikaans language, Wildehond and in Swahili, Mbwa mwitu. Also as they are the only member of the canidae family, Lycaon Pictus (meaning "painted wolf" in greek), they have become known as simply Lycaon.