Happy National Dog Day! 

Pictured is the Hunting Dog diorama in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals. The scene, which takes place on the Serengeti Plain in Northern Tanzania, shows the predatory dogs with their gaze fixed on a distant grazing zebra. 

Roaming savannas and open woodlands in packs numbering up to thirty, hunting dogs run down their prey of gazelles, wildebeests, impalas, and zebras with great mastery. Traveling in over hundreds of square miles, they are successful in about 70 percent of their hunts. 

See more in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals