Lycaon pictus photo © Cliff
No sitting for this hunting dog

It is surprising that – unlike the Asian hunting dog, the wolf, and the domestic dog – the African hunting dog ostensibly does not sit. One explanation for this is that competition and mutual antagonism with the spotted hyena over evolutionary time has resulted in extreme specialisations for endurance running which include hind legs that cannot fully fold.

Robin and the Honey Badger, 22 March 2016

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Lycaon pictus photo © Philip Gabrielsenss


Juvenile Lycaon pictus sitting

Lycaon pictus in adapted sitting position

Lycaon pictus in adapted sitting position

Lycaon pictus sitting