Dog play dead to escape lion in award-worthy viral video

african-painted -dogIn Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest nature preserve, an African painted dog escaped becoming a lioness’ latest meal by playing dead as the lion carried it around in its mouth. According to the Union for Conservation of Nature, in 2012 the painted dog population was around 6,700 individuals—with just 1,400 mature adults capable of reproducing.


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