Painted Dog at Chester Zoo
Lycaon pictus is a large canid found only in Africa, especially in savannas and other lightly wooded areas. It is variously called the African wild dog, African hunting dog, Cape hunting dog, painted dog, painted wolf, painted hunting dog, spotted dog, or ornate wolf. The African wild dog typically roams the open plains and sparse woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. These long-legged canines have only four toes per foot, unlike other dogs, which have five toes on their forefeet. The dog's…
African wild dogs have enormous bat-like ears. In addition to enhancing the dogs’ hearing, these ears help regulate body temperature by dissipating heat via blood circulation. Image credit: Morkel...
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African Wild Dogs
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How gang members behave like animals... and maths experts are now predicting where they will fight rivals with 99% accuracy
Jeffrey Brantingham, an anthropologist at UCLA who uses statistics to study crime, has employed a theory devised by Alfred Lotka, an American statistician, and Vito Volterra, an Italian mathematician, in the 1920s.