A pack of wild dogs was recently translocated to Mana Pools National Park, from Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.
This was done in order to expand the range of the endangered species, as well as to assist in mitigating the threat of human wildlife conflict. The pack was due to be released this month, however it was discovered that the alpha female is pregnant, which is absolutely wonderful news! Due to this development, the dogs will remain in the Chikwenya Camp Boma for an additional 5 months.
Wilderness Wildlife Trust, the non-profit partner of Wilderness Safaris, whose properties form part of the Bushtracks Portfolio, have set aside vital funds in order to feed the pack for this extended time.
Dr Neil Midlane, the Wilderness Safaris Group Sustainability Manager had this to say, "With fewer than 7 000 wild dogs left in Africa, it is imperative that we continue to take proactive measures to help secure the future of the species. Ecotourism has been an important contributor to local economies and we want to help keep it that way, even during these unprecedented times"
We would like to commend the Wilderness Wildlife Trust for taking these very necessary steps in order to protect our wildlife.