Endangered African painted dog killed by his own pack at the Pueblo Zoo

PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV/Release from Pueblo Zoo) – An endangered African painted go was killed by its own pack at the Pueblo Zoo this week. The zoo released the following statement to the public:

Pueblo Zoo staff and volunteers mourn the sudden loss of one of its endangered African painted dogs today. Minzi, who has been with the Pueblo Zoo with his brother Hunter since July of 2015, died last night. The zoo recently had great success with introducing two new dogs to the pack, Akilah and Amara. Hunter and Akilah subsequently bred and have one puppy.

African painted dogs have the most complex social system in the canine world. Minzi and Hunter had their own dominance struggles prior to the introduction of the girls and, after…

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