Wild dog puppies

We’ve been extremely lucky recently being treated to a sight we have not seen in a couple of years – wild dog puppies! A couple of months ago there was a den site established and we eagerly awaited seeing the puppies but sadly lions found the den and killed the young puppies. This time we could see that the female was heavily pregnant and it was a matter of following the pack day by day to see where they planned to establish their next den. And then we heard the good news that their new den had been located. So far all is well with the 9 puppies. Despite increased elephant activity all around plus two visits from lions there have been no casualties as yet – and we hope that it will stay this way! It really does make one feel honoured to think we may be able to watch animals as rare as these wild dogs grow up.