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Greetings -- first post here on SAFARITALK! Thislink to two of my blog posts that concern a great Wild Dog / Spotted Hyena encounter I had last month when I visited Ngala Private Game Reserve on the edge of Kruger NP in South Africa.

 

Link 1 : http://www.bluelionphotos.com

 

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Have recently returned from a 3 week assignment to Sth Africa & Botswana where I was most fortunate to witness and document this amazing encounter between a lone hyena and a pack of 8 African wild

Just posted a story on my blog with many photos and a video clip of an amazing sighting we had last year at Ngala Private Game Reserve (bordering Kruger National Park) of a pack of dogs bringing their

This one is fresh from Mana Pools (well, a month old actually)... Nyakasanga pack made 4 kills in 10 minutes and we arrived just in time to see them polishing off the last 2 (we searched for them clo

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Just one from a pack of around 5 or 6 that we came across in Hluhluwe–iMfolozi.

 

It's always so exciting to see wild dogs :D

 

 

 

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Game Warden

Wild dogs at Ol Pejeta...

 

Far off in the distance, it was a sight for sore eyes. We wanted to see ONE wild dog as we had never seen them before...and here came 10! This was in Ol Pejeta Sanctuary with Porini Rhino Camp.

Note, not my video but spotted on Ol Pejeta's Facebook page here...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=UWWbQgONY3Y


With only 130 wild dogs remaining in the Kruger National Park, these rare predators are facing a crisis in South Africa. Bonné joins wild dog researcher Grant Beverley to see if they can determine the cause of the wild dog population decline in Kruger...


Broadcast on 50l50 - www.5050.co.za
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Hurrah! I finally have pictures to share. Not nearly as close up or fancy as the rest, but nonetheless: two wild dogs at Olkurruk, in the Mara. We were so lucky to come across these two while driving to visit the rangers up that way -- just tooling along in the LR when our guy in the back starts shouting "Olsuyen! Olsuyen!" and who should come trotting across our path but these two. Hung out and followed them for a while as they first harassed some zebras, then did some pretty picturesque posing in the shade of this tree.

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africapurohit

@@alezsu an extra special sighting considering it was in the Mara! Thanks for updating from the field.

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@@africapurohit -- Very special indeed! I wonder how many wild dogs are currently in the Mara with some regularity -- no one seems to know, but I've seen two, biologists say they're extinct, and locals around Mararianda tell me 20. So...ten-ish?

 

Also, here's some amusing video of the dogs harassing zebras...until the zebbies have had enough.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53PET0Mj8ag

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I like the way the elands came in at the last moment and made sure the wild dogs went on their way. Excellent sighting.

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Some Wild Dogs from Mana Pools, This is the Airstrip pack and unfortunately we did not manage to find the Vundu pack this year.

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The latest puppies from one of Selinda Reserve's 4 Wild Dog Dens this year (one also in the western part of Motswiri).

 

This was an incredible unique situation as a fracture in a number of packs caused 2 dens to have puppies almost 5 months late. This area must be one of the best places in Africa to see Wild Dog, certainly without any disturbance from other vehicles. We had this den completely to ourselves for 4 full days, not one other car visited. The region is perfect for there expansive hunting techniques and with an abundance of Impala make in an ideal habitat for them to thrive.

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@@dagmurray thanks for sharing these beautiful images and welcome to Safaritalk.

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IamFisheye

We got to see dogs in Kwando, Selinda and Vumbura this year.

 

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@@IamFisheye - Superb! Welcome to Safaritalk. Jump into the discussions and start your own of course. Keep those photos coming :)

 

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Soukous

These dogs are from one of the packs in Madikwe

 

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I've seen some nice wild dog pics being uploaded elsewhere, don't forget to upload them here as well... @@AnneC108 ;)

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Wild dogs feeding on an impala, Chobe National Park, Botswana

 

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Waiting for titbits from Mum

 

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Group portrait

 

 

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Cleaning up

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Not the finest photos ever. These were taken in Selous in November 2012 on our last day there and right at the end of the day so the light was falling rather fast, so these three are about the best. It was a pack of around 5 adults and 6 or 7 pups/ sub adults. Two of the adults had really bad limps which was rather worrying.

 

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