Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Africa Wild Dogs - The Painted Edition!

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While in Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, we were visited by a large pack of painted dogs!

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The painted dogs (aka African Wild Dogs aka Lycaon pictus) is an endangered species as their habitats are disappearing and poaching targets them.

Here they are standing at attention:

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They were waiting for a member of the pact--here they are greeting the member.

Here's a glimpse of their greeting--it was so enthralling to watch, first they circled and circled the member in a cyclone then this:

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Aren't they just so beautiful and some how kind of ugly at the same time?
We were very lucky to get to see them!

For more information on the painted dogs, click here!

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