You'll soon get to meet 7 critically endangered African wild dog puppies at Honolulu Zoo

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Just in time for the Year of the Dog in 2018, seven critically endangered African wild dog puppies will go on exhibit starting Friday.

The seven puppies were born in October and continue to thrive.

The litter was made up of four females and three males.

African wild dogs are also known as African painted dogs or African hunting dogs.

There are less than 5,000 left in the wild, and 114 in zoos around the world as part of a species survival plan.

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