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African wild dog killed in a bizarre hunting accident

Hi folks,

A while ago one of the wild dogs in the conservancy was killed in a bizarre hunting accident.  It was a female yearling from the Disney pack and it looks like she was jumping up either to clear a fallen log or perhaps playfully trying to catch a bird or dassie in the tree.  Unfortunately she then got impaled on a sharp broken branch through her rear leg and abdomen, and ended up hanging upside down.  Shame – a very horrible, and utterly bizarre accident.

It’s the second such accident we’ve recorded in the last few years, and it is always sad to lose an individual.  But it’s nature I suppose, and as such it’s preferable to finding one dead in a snare or something, where humans are to blame.

Back to cute puppies and beautiful (alive) wild dogs soon!