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Offline OliveOil

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Wild Dog situation in SA
« on: August 14, 2014, 10:39:51 am »
Hi All,

Not sure if this is the right category, but here goes ...
Just yesterday i read that there are only about 450 Wild Dogs left in SA.
Do you know of any Wild Dog conservation groups and their contact details please?  I would like to get involved ...


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Offline Beebop

Re: Wild Dog situation in SA
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 11:00:31 am »
eerr theres about 18000 right here.
Was at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre last year and they seemed not to be in short supply.
Maybe contact them.

 

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 12:50:55 pm »
Great thanks!
 

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Re: Wild Dog situation in SA
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 01:10:14 pm »
many years ago I was at the De Wildt (I think) cheetah conservancy near Pretoria. They had a lot of breeding stock wild dogs. They even dug a tunnel and you could watch them underground through a glass pane. Was lovely to see. The also do the same with hyenas!
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 01:15:13 pm »
The more bugs in the  teeth....the happier I get!!!!!
 

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Re: Wild Dog situation in SA
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014, 01:54:53 pm »
Hi OliveOil,

Yes, that estimate sounds about right. Around 150 wild dogs in Kruger, our only viable population in SA. You can get a lot of information and see where current research projects are being conducted at:

http://www.wagsa.org.za/   


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