African Wild dog - Kruger National Park, South Africa
African Wild dogs are endangered mainly due to the fact that they do not defend a territory and thus the space available for them is shrinking, due to the conflict with humans. Kruger National Park is home to around 250 Wild dogs and it is a real treat to see them in the wild.
Stu Porter 11/02/2008 12:38Hi again Irma,
Hope the dogs do well in the Mara - that's great to hear they are reintroducing there too. Problem is lack of available land and the dogs can easily catch diseases from domestic dogs - must be one of the worries for the dogs in the Mara. Being a smaller reserve, Madikwe is probably one of the best places to find & photograph Wild dogs - you will definitely see them there. Any reason why you chose March ? - the grass can be quite thick at that time of year - depending of course on how the rainy season went - global warming has changed a lot of things :) Kruger on the other hand being much larger is very hit and miss affair when it comes to seeing Wild dogs, but its always a thrill to see them.
This one was actually hunting on its own and was running down the side of the road
Cheers for now
kaito u. irma k. 11/02/2008 0:00here the movement has been excellently captured!
love this most successful hunter!
there are really good rehabilitation and relocation
programs going on in northern TZ and
a small pack has recently been seen in the massai mara again after 20 years of absense :-)
we hope to see them in madikwe next march ;-)