The African Painted Dog is one of the most misunderstood and persecuted carnivores in Africa – but we can give them a paws up and help save them from extinction.

They might have the good looks of Fido and the hunting skills of an elite S.W.A.T team but the African Painted Dog is the most endangered large carnivore in Africa. With their habitat shrinking and the increase of human conflict, they’re facing the very real threat of being wiped out in our lifetime. 

Watch our video to learn more about how Perth Zoo is helping to ensure the future of this endangered species and what you can do to help!



To help Perth Zoo continue the vital conservation work in Africa, including funding anti-poaching patrol units and snare removals, donate to our Wildlife Conservation Action fund

Did you know that you can help save them from extinction?

Thanks to community donations and the purchase of beautiful snarewear jewellery from the Zoo’s giftshop, Perth Zoo funds work in Africa to prevent the extinction of Painted Dogs with our conservation partner, Painted Dog Conservation Inc. This includes funding community education programs, the removal of snares from the African plains and a Perth Zoo funded wildlife patrol unit.

Perth Zoo funded wildlife protection unit