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Denning season underway!!!

Hi folks,

Just a very quick post to let you know that the wild dog denning season has started!  Rueben and Misheck have so far found the dens for three packs and we’ve put camera traps up.  I will post some photos in the next few days (I just dont have them on me right now).  Pups are out in two of the packs already which is so exciting.  Other packs yet to den down, so it’s going to be a long season overall.

Photos coming soon :).


The wild dog denning season approaches!!

Hi folks,

The start of the wild dog denning season is near!  We have at least two wild dog packs that are heavily pregnant!  We recently located the un-collared Nyarushanga Pack and saw that the alpha female is looking pretty pregnant!  She should be denning down any time now in the pack’s range in the middle of the Save Valley Conservancy!

Alpha female LHS

The other pack is one that lives in a wildlife area further west, called Nuanetsi.  It’s a pack of eight and this photo of the VERY pregnant alpha female was sent to me by the manager of the property.  It was taken on the 17th March, so by now I expect the pups will have been born.  It’s pretty early still for the dogs to be denning, but not unheard of.  Exciting times…!!

Pack of 8 - Pregnant female - 17-03-11

Back soon,