Resourceful and disciplined, these hunters are regarded as the most successful of all predators, with an astounding nine out of ten hunts ending in a kill. Like the wolf it is a pack hunter, relying on its powers of endurance to run down its prey. Seen as a scourge by livestock farmers for many years, these creatures are now facing extinction. Yet a closer look at their intricate social structures and close family ties is an impressive experience and one that is bound to change common perceptions of the animals.

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