Sand Rivers

Painted Dogs

29 September 2012

This month we have been blessed with some excellent sighting of Africa's second rarest large carnivore the Wild dogs, the first being the Ethiopian Wolf.

The pack of ten, made up of six adult and four pups, spent the morning lounging around with full bellies. In the Selous Game Reserve they specialize in killing Impalas, this time of year here in the Selous is a time of plenty for the dogs, as this is calving season for the Impalas.

With a kill rate of 80% or more, their pray stand little chance.

The Selous is one of the best places to see these magnificent creatures.

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