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 Post subject: Good denning season - wild dog numbers looking good!
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The Kruger wild dog project has super news about Wild dog numbers in Kruger!

"The Kruger Wild Dog Project is excited to announce that 2013 has been a good denning season for Wild Dog in Kruger National Park. five of the eight packs in Southern Kruger Have had pups. 3 packs in the central region as well as a resident pack in the north. it is hoped these pups will all survive and the population will go from strength to strength. Current population for Greater Kruger with pups is approximately 220 individuals."

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Great news.........and so the chances to see some Doggies grow!!! :thumbs_up:

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Great news indeed.
I really hope we get to see some of them this time round :tongue:

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Great news. :thumbs_up:

I never get tired of seeing doggies.

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Great news indeed. I never saw more dogs than during my last November trip (6 sightings). Would be very interesting if the people from the Wild Dog Project could give some more infos about the different packs (territory, number of dogs in the pack etc.) :wink:
As I have mentiond in anoter thread I saw a fight between 2 packs North of Matjulu 2 weeks ago and I believe that at least 2 dogs (one adult, one pup) didn't survive the confrontation.
I also saw the Pretoriuskop pack 33 days in a row. There were 13 dogs in the pack and 6 or 7 of them were pups :dance:

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Thank you Cheetah for sharing this good news :thumbs_up:

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Good to hear :thumbs_up:

Hopefully we will see one of these packs later in the month :pray:


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 Post subject: Re: Good denning season - wild dog numbers looking good!
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Good news,
but I want to put some statement on the table; :think:

Wild Dog, Leopard and to some degree Cheetah, sightings are more during the rainy season(Nov,Dec and Jan) as these animals use the roads. Not only did they use it to "dry out" but also to hunt. The Impala concentrations and new born along all the roads.Would be interesting if there are any statistics. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Good denning season - wild dog numbers looking good!
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Wow FC that is quite a run you had there :dance:
I wish the wild dog project people could give us a map of the territories of the various packs!

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Good news,
but I want to put some statement on the table; :think:

Wild Dog, Leopard and to some degree Cheetah, sightings are more during the rainy season(Nov,Dec and Jan) as these animals use the roads. Not only did they use it to "dry out" but also to hunt. The Impala concentrations and new born along all the roads.Would be interesting if there are any statistics. :hmz:

Interesting Dup :hmz:
We are all hungry to know more of the trends of the sightings!

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 Post subject: Re: Good denning season - wild dog numbers looking good!
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There are a couple of packs I was not aware of until checking the tweets of the KNP wild dog researchers. There is a massive pack of 21 dogs operating around the H10 and S29 Mlondozi turnoff North of Lower Sabi.

There is a small pack the researchers refer to as the 'Jock pack' named after the Jock Safari Bush lodge which is apparently their locus. This is the pack one would see around Biyamiti as well. Late November their number was 5 adults and 2 pups.

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cheetah2111 wrote:
There is a small pack the researchers refer to as the 'Jock pack' named after the Jock Safari Bush lodge which is apparently their locus. This is the pack one would see around Biyamiti as well. Late November their number was 5 adults and 2 pups.


That must be one of the packs that was involved in the fight I saw, probably the pack that started the attack. I met the manager of the Jock Safari Lodge a bit later and told him about the figt and the injured dogs. He told me that they work close together with the people who monitor the wild dog population in Kruger. So I sent him a few pics of the dogs but didn't get any reply so far :(

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 Post subject: Re: Good denning season - wild dog numbers looking good!
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Great news!! Thank you :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Good denning season - wild dog numbers looking good!
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You Mites have no mercy :sniper: :sniper: :sniper: ,you start a thing and it comes to digging up photo's.
Are we not talking about 3 groups/packs, around Afsaal.
-one pack the big one ,your one group FC .I call them the Afsaal/Voortrekker road pack.
-Smaller pack about 6 adults (the pic's I must find).I call them the S 118 group.
- Then the group you refer as the Jock's pack.
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How did the intense burn program influence their "terrain' :big_eyes:

Then we know the Pretorius Kop pack.
Then the pack near Croc bridge I have never saw them.
Then there is a pack near Mpondo dam.(S102).

Where is the expert's :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Good denning season - wild dog numbers looking good!
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I think the Croc Bridge pack which used to number 23 dogs has split and the half of them now hang around the H5 and then of course there is the Skukuza pack!

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Very good news regarding the denning, thanks Cheetah2111.


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