Canid and canine

What is a canid? What is a canine?

A canid is an animal that belongs in the Canidae family of dogs. 

A canine is a dog or an animal that is dog-like.

A canid or a canine is a carnivorous mammal known as a dog – such as a domestic dog or a wild dog. 

A wild dog-like animal includes a coyote, dingo, fox, jackal, raccoon dog, wild dog, and wolf.  

African Wild Dog
Jackal
Dog

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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