Dogs galore……

Wild dogs!
On his way to an early morning meeting in Chiredzi, Clive has spotted 8 wild dogs on Hammond, and managed to get vague photographs, vague but clear enough for me to establish that at least one of the dogs matches the markings of our Mambira pack, last seen by us Christmas 2012 at Eland Pan, but who have been seen since then by scouts and guests….
It seems that the Alpha male Lizard is not with them, a younger male acting dominant. I suspect that the pack has splintered…will be exciting to follow up. Dr. Rosemary Groom comes through this morning on her way to Chipinda, following reports of an injured lion at Mabalauta. So I share the photos with her, to match if possible.
More wild dogs…
An American guest at Chilo Gorge Lodge has sent me a photograph of five Painted dogs that she has just seen on a game drive with Thomas Mutombeni in Gonarezhou National Park. Such beauty…they are the picture of health and true wilderness, standing in the deep green grass of the new season…

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Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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