Number Remaining: estimated 3,000 to 5,500
Average Length: 30-56 inches
Average Weight: 40-70 pounds
Human interaction, loss of habitat, and the spreading of diseases like rabies are the main threats to African wild dogs. Many farmers shoot and poison African wild dogs because they blame the species for loss of livestock. Human settlements and farms are expanding , which takes away from the land where the African wild dogs roam.