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Return of the wild dog

作者:皮港殪    发布时间:2019-03-01 02:17:04    

Africa’s top dog is back in town. Vaccinating domestic dogs against rabies has allowed the highly endangered African wild dog to make a comeback in the Serengeti game reserve in Tanzania. The wild dog (Lycaon pictus) became extinct in the park in 1991 when an epidemic of canine rabies struck a population already ravaged by competition with lions and hyenas. The wild dogs are such a social species that when one individual becomes infected its whole pack is likely to be wiped out. In 1997, Sarah Cleaveland of the University of Edinburgh, UK,

 

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