Re: African Wild Dog

Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:55 pm

^Q^ O/\

Re: African Wild Dog

Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:13 pm

Endangered Wildlife Trust added 10 new photos.

https://www.facebook.com/EndangeredWildlifeTrust/?hc_ref=ARSIHOfzdKrexV6-RPoMyTCi_7GqaGmuefepcypltCArA5CP2Ki5sIbqbrfKOSg4nHE

The EWT is extremely excited about the latest development in our quest to expand the range of African Wild Dogs. We will soon be reintroducing these iconic animals into the northern part of the Kruger National Park! Northern Kruger has experienced a substantial decline in Wild Dogs over the past 20 years, so this is a momentous step for us. The first phase of the move took place earlier this week, when four female Wild Dogs from Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park were captured and placed in a boma in preparation for their journey. They will remain safely in the boma until they are ready to be driven to Shingwedzi. Thank you to our partners Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Wildlife ACT Fund and Wildlife ACT - Volunteer in Africa for their assistance with this part of the move. Watch this space for more!

Re: African Wild Dog

Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:24 pm

:-?

Don't get it, but good for genetics! \O

Punda has always been a headquarters for WD, so if they are gone, so be it!

Re: African Wild Dog

Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:27 am

Only 250 African wild dogs left in Kruger National Park

The African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, or painted dog, is the second most endangered carnivore in Africa, after the Ethiopian wolf.

MBOMBELA – “It is also the most endangered carnivore in South Africa,” said Grant Beverley. He gave a Saving Kruger’s Wild Dogs presentation at Trappers Trading in Mbombela last Tuesday.

Re: African Wild Dog

Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:35 am

It's quite amazing to think there are so few left, but we've still had great WD sightings! Very lucky! :yes:

Re: African Wild Dog

Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:32 pm

I presume (Only my impression) that they prefer open bush rather than the fitter one of the north?............and the impalas also ;-)

Re: African Wild Dog

Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:53 pm

poor Lycaons :-(

Re: African Wild Dog

Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:33 pm

It has always been a guess of around 250 in Kruger? So Good/normal news/ -O-

Re: African Wild Dog

Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:38 pm

Not "always" :X: Only lately.

Re: African Wild Dog

Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:49 pm

Whooh, no, Lis! Fluctuated a lot over the last 50 years, but always came back to that "worst case" figure, or lower. It was 350 for a while, but over 10 years ago? The first photo/tourist thing worked best! :yes:
Generally one has to take into account other predators' increase, I think, same with cheetah, as lion and hyena mess the system up should they get too many. So the drought, elephant carcasses and rhino carcasses should also play a factor? ..0..