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African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus)

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Cool interaction between croc and dog pack



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( This post was last modified: 11-07-2015, 08:00 PM by sanjay )

Pictures, videos, and anything else on one of the worlds most successful hunters.




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They are a really fascinating hunter..
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a pack will instill fear into even the mightiest of killers.
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Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve:
The Toulon Pack of wild dogs had a successful hunt this morning, returning to the pups to regurgitate some of the meal.

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From A WEEK IN THE BUSH… VOL. 79:
The Toulon Pack of wild dogs visited the reserve again this week as well, much to our delight.  It’s always amazing seeing Africa’s most endangered predators doing well within the protection of our incredible reserve.  Even though they are a further pup down from the last time we saw them, the rest of the pack seems to be flourishing and they may see a substantial increase to the pack size this year due to the dryness we are experiencing.  Dogs tend to fair much better in drier conditions.

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I heard in wild dog community the pups usually are first at the dinner table and not with the adults help, I think it was schaller but i'm not sure.
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Inyati Game Lodge:
When tug of war becomes life and death.

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The pack of Wild Dogs have been great value of late. This morning they killed an Impala lamb and then set off for some post breakfast fun in the river at Inyati Game Lodge.

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Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve:
This morning we had a very special sighting with the Wild Dogs antagonizing an old Buffalo bull.

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Running of the Bulls...

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The Painted Dogs had such a fun time playing in the water this morning.

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Atkinson Photography and Safaris:
African wild dogs have lots of energy, and they take play seriously! This image from an Okavango Delta Eyes on Africa photosafari, of pack members going wild in some shallow water.

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A pack of African wild dogs chasing a warthog at Erindi Game Reserve, Namibia by wildographer & game ranger Tim Nighthawk Smith

http://wildography.co.uk/nature-wildlife-photos-of-the-week-24/


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Elephant family come face to face with one of Africa’s most fearless animals, wild dogs, at the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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Speed Eaters!
A pack of African wild dogs on an impala kill. “The ferocity and speed at which they consume the kill is a sight to behold.“ Wildographer Alistair Swartz captured the dramatic scene at Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. All on foot - without the protection of a vehicle.
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Wild Dogs hunting elephants!

As disturbing as this is, this is possibly some of the first ever recorded behavior of wild dogs actively hunting elephants. This is the third time I have heard of it but thanks to guide and friend, Ona, he let me post these pics to give an idea of what is going on here.

In 2013 guides in the Linyanti concession reported the same behavior but the elephant calf had been separated from the herd and they came to a scene where the dogs just finished killing the young calf. There was also another incident where such behavior occurred, but I am still trying to get the details of this and pics if possible. On top of hunting elephants, we have also noted that wild dogs will actively hunt buffalo from a herd in certain areas of the Okavango. This sort of behavior is almost undocumented too!

The Linyanti concession has some of the highest concentrations of elephants in Africa and medium size herbivores are lacking in number particularly at certain times of the year. This is probably the main reasons that the predators in this area are now actively hunting elephants - just taking advantage of the potential prey on offer. We have recorded all the major predators except cheetah, on fresh elephant kills that they have made and of course the focus is on the young calves. Even so, getting past the adults to get to the calves is where the predators have been so clever in adapting to conditions presented to them!

Here Ona came across this sighting just east of King's Pool camp where the King's Pool pack of wild dogs was seen to be harassing a female elephant with 2 calves (which seemed to be twins). Just as the wild dogs got the upper hand and were wearing out the one calf, the guests could not handle the sighting any longer and he pulled out of the area. Ona said he had many opportunities to capture better photos but it just felt wrong to take many pictures especially with his guests in such distress too. Just a few days later and the same pack carried out a similar hunt...but more to follow on this behavior and it will be something I will be paying extra attention to in the next while!

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Wild Dog hunting Elephant
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Darren Donovan Wildlife Photography:
This pack of African Wild dogs were definitely happy to re-unite after a hunting attempt.

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