West African wild dog population
The West African wild dog survives only in Senegal and potentially in the W complex in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.
The principal threats to African wild dogs include habitat fragmentation, conflict with human activities, road kills, and infectious disease. The vulnerability of this species is also increased by the fact that it generally occurs at low densities.
The population of African wild dogs in West Africa is currently estimated at 70 adults (15 mature individuals) in two subpopulations and continues to decline.
We are working with African wild dogs at each of our conservation zoos at Whipsnade and London.