SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -

The Great Plains Zoo has a new addition to their family.

Chili and Safia are African wild dogs. They came to Sioux Falls from the Bronx Zoo in New York.

The dogs also known as painted dogs hunt in packs eating anything from antelope to buffalo. The species is one of 24 endangered species at the Great Plains Zoo with only 6,600 remaining in the wild.

This is the first time the zoo has had African wild dogs.

"It's really exciting to have African wild dogs. They are such lively animals and are so beautiful they're just really fun to have here at the Great Plains Zoo,” says president Elizabeth Whaley.

The dogs are ages six and 11. They can live up to their teens in captivity.