Painted Dog Conservation Project, Zimbabwe

African wild dogs, also known as painted dogs, are unique to Africa and they are among the continent's most endangered species. It is estimated that a mere 3,000 remain. The population in Zimbabwe is one of the last strongholds of the species, and this conservation charity, funded mostly by overseas donations, provides a refuge for rescued wild dog, mostly pups that have lost their mothers to lions. They are extremely social animals and are often misunderstood as a voracious killer. The project gives us the opportunity to understand the rehabilitation of these amazing aminals.

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