South African Wild Dogs

Discover the fascinating world of South Africa’s endangered Wild Dogs.

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In 2002 a pack of 16 African Wild Dogs were released into the Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve, a privately owned reserve owned by De Beers Consolidated Mines in the north of South Africa. These dogs have been the focus of an ongoing research project to study whether it is viable for African Wild Dogs to live in a relatively small fenced area.

The Carnivore Conservation Group of the Endangered Wildlife Trust, led by researcher Harriet Davies-Mostert, has been studying the dogs and recording detailed data on their movements and the prey they catch.

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