THE INSIDE STORY: LAND ROVERS R US?

THE INSIDE STORY: LAND ROVERS R US?

Research team members at BPCT’s field research camp called “Dog Camp” come and go and they all have different experiences and stories to tell about their experiences in the field. There are tales of the challenges to keep up with wild dogs on the hunt, finding their...
CATS VS DOGS

CATS VS DOGS

Let’s go back to 2013 when the Hat Pack, a newly formed African wild dog pack had just had pups. One of these pups was a female, Suzuka, one of 9 pups; 6 females and 3 males. The adults of the pack all hunt to feed their pups as their survival means the continuation...
WHERE THE WILD DOGS ARE

WHERE THE WILD DOGS ARE

One of the challenges we have in monitoring a population of endangered African wild dogs is the huge home ranges they cover. An average pack ranges over more than 750km2 in our area, where roads are few and far between. This can result in our searching for a pack for...
LIFE AS A RESEARCH ASSISTANT

LIFE AS A RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Being a wildlife researcher in a camp in the middle of the bush takes lot of courage, passion and dedication to collect all the necessary data needed. As a research assistant the main job is to collect data in the field which means spending a couple of hours with the...
CHANGING OF THE GUARD: DISPERSAL, OLD, AND NEW WILD DOG PACKS

CHANGING OF THE GUARD: DISPERSAL, OLD, AND NEW WILD DOG PACKS

Old dogs die, sadly – and, with them, established packs extinguish. But in the intact African wild dog population that we monitor in Northern Botswana, young dogs take over with the passing of the old through the dynamic life history process of dispersal. New...
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