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It is the Vundu pack, you can see the collar in the 3rd picture. I think we may have been in Mana at the same time as the pack returned the day we got there. greta you got to see them on a kill! Thanks for sharing.

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I still don't know if I have masterd this but here are a few of my wild dog photo's from the Selous game reserve in Tanzania. I was staying at Lake Manze camp at the time-beautiful!

 

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Here's a nice one from your gallery Bwana...

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Kingfisher Safaris

And another from the same sighting

 

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Lagoon Pack at play - Kwando, Botswana (2006).

 

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Chitabe Pack, Botswana (2006). These are dogs from the pack that were followed by the BBC to film the impala hunt for Planet Earth - made a little easier by tracking the alpha female wearing the radio collar.

 

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Here is a sequence of photos that were taken only a few metres from the vehicle when the Lagoon Pack (Kwando) found an impala fawn hidden in the grass - the whole event lasted a matter of seconds.

 

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Ugalla Game Reserve, Tanzania - September '06

 

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Kwando (Lebala area), Botswana - August '08

 

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Kwando (Lebala area), Botswana - August '08

 

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Natron Game Controlled Area, Tanzania - March '09

 

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Nanzhila Plains area of Kafue National Park, Zambia - September '09

 

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A member of "The Golden Pack", Vumbura, Botswana - March '11

 

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"The Golden Pack", Vumbura, Botswana - March '11

 

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Ishaqbini Conservancy, Kenya - July '11

 

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Kwando (Lagoon area), Botswana - September '11

 

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Kwando (Lagoon area), Botswana - September '11

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Taken at Kruger in 2011

 

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Sharifa

These wild dogs were taken outside Skukuza in Kruger.

 

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@@Sharifa thank you for sharing your photos - if ever there was an advert for the advantages of tarmac roads, the last photo is it! :) .

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Sangeeta

Very beautiful dogs, Sharifa. I must say, the southern Africa dogs are (imho) handsomer looking on the whole than the East Africa ones, that have the much darker coloration - like the Ishaqbini dog posted by Safaridude. I think it is because the markings are easier to discern and their faces are less mottled.

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Game Warden

@@Sharifa have you any tips, favourite roads or loops in KNP for those looking to see wild dogs?

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owenshaffer

I've never seen better photos of wild dogs and I've been a wild dog freak for years.

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Very beautiful dogs, Sharifa. I must say, the southern Africa dogs are (imho) handsomer looking on the whole than the East Africa ones, that have the much darker coloration - like the Ishaqbini dog posted by Safaridude. I think it is because the markings are easier to discern and their faces are less mottled.

 

I've noticed that too. I think the Southern African dogs have shaggier coats as well- the East African dogs have very short hair. Looking at the selection posted by Safaridude, the difference is quite clear.

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Sharifa

Thanks all for the comments :)

 

@@Game Warden - Kruger has about 250-300 wild dogs in about 8-10 packs. There definitely are roads where you have an excellent chance to see them. Starting from the North we have the Punda pack.Good chance of seeing them on the S99 and H1-8 but erratic. Not seen as frequently as those in the south. One would expect more in the north because of the lower density of lions. I guess there is lower density of prey animals too.

 

Next is the Phalaborwa pack, seen regularly on the roads near Phalaborwa gate, the H9 and S131 and also at Sable Dam

 

Further south is the Orpen pack seen regularly on the H7 closer to Orpen Gate than Satara Here are some photos of that pack.

 

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The Skukuza pack - I posted photos of those in my previous post - seen close to the roads around Skukuza.

 

The Pretoriuskop pack - seen on the H1-1 and H2-2

 

The Afsaal Pack - seen north of Afsaal Picnic site on the H3, S112, S114. We saw them recently on the S112

 

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They were out hunting, we just stopped the car, and curiousity got the better of them and we were surrounded by wild dogs

The Crocodile Bridge pack around the S25, S28 and H4-2.

 

The Malelane Pack on the S110 and H3, S114 south of Afsaal. We saw them at the intersection of the H3 and S114.

 

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Chitabe March 2013

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kittykat23uk

Hope we catch up with one or more of these packs! :)

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Jochen

Video of our encounter on foot, at Shindzela (Timbavati).

 

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wilddog

Lovely @@Jochen . I often wonder what would happen if one got up and ran.................... probably a serious mistake as you would immediately become potential prey.

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Actually we were all sitting down at that point, and the one dog you see that gets a bit too curious; every time he got closer, Dave (owner) rose to his knees (so not even fully). Dave is on the far right, out of the frame. And the dog understood that perfectly. I think if someone got up completely that they would have run away.

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