The translocation of Wild Dogs to Madikwe Game Reserve began in 1994. There are between 3 000 and 5 000 of this highly endangered species left in the world, and they can be found only in the larger reserves or uninhabited regions of Southern and Eastern Africa. The founding clan of six Madikwe Wild Dogs came from a breeding station for rare and endangered species and the wild near Kruger National Park.
Since then Madikwe Game Reserve has gone to great lengths to ensure the welfare of its Wild Dog clans and foster their progress which has veered from the successful introduction of new Wild Dogs from other reserves to downright treacherous with some devastating losses suffered due to infighting, lion attacks, and rabies.
Despite Africa’s Wild Dog population dwindling because of susceptibility to disease, the loss of natural habitat, and their unfortunate persecution by humans, the intensive push to conserve and protect these amazing animals means there is hope for future generations.
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