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cape hunting dog

(Lycaon pictus), wild African carnivore that differs from the rest of the members of the dog family (Canidae) in having only four toes on each foot. Its coat is short, sparse, and irregularly blotched with yellow, black, and white. The African hunting dog is about 76-102 cm (30-41 inches) long, exclusive of its 31-41-centimetre tail, stands about 60 cm (24 inches) at the shoulder, and weighs about 16-23 kg (35-50 pounds)

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