This pair of Painted hunting dogs were seen in the wild at the den site. This location was not far from the Kwando River, but i have obscured the location due to the endangered status of this canid.
Photograph by Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski, wildsolutions.nl
This Painted hunting dog was observed guarding a den in the northern Okavango Delta.
8 animals resting in thicket on north side of Tsavo River, Tsavo West National Park, Kenya.
Part of a pack of about 8
Aka African Painted Dog, part of a pack that caused a 'dog jam' as they enjoyed the warmth of the road in the late afternoon. Scan of a slide taken in December 1998. South of Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Bushy gray tail
Bushy gray tail
Snowy outside , wild dog footprints in the snow , early morning , claws in the prints
Snowy outside , wild dog footprints in the snow , early morning
Single African wild dog traveling along cutline.
Roadkill AWD. Young female, 1-2 yrs old indicated by little toothwear.
Hind legs crushed. Skidmarks start 20m before body. Happened that morning--blood not dried.
Tracks of 2x dogs seen beside road.
Large pack around Santawani airstrip.
Camera trap photo at burrow. (sun is shining into camera)
Confirmed presence of wild dogs in the heart of the GH10 area--very exciting to see. The only camera trap photos I ever took of dogs.
The den is very likely brown hyaena (indicated by tracks and scat), but I found it (and was provoked to put out a camera) because I found a large number of predator scat that looked and smelled like AWD on the nearest sand track. I was curious to see if AWD would visit the area again (perhaps to take over the burrow for their own litter?) and 3 days after I put up the camera these photos were taken. 1 month later, photos of two more AWD were taken at the same location.
Dead African wild dog. Male. Teeth are not "subadult sharp" (somewhat worn), but body size does not appear to be a full mature male.
Farmer called to report it. His workers had found it. Cause of death unknown. Estimate is 3-4 days old. Scavenged. Cavity was open (photo is of animal rolled over). Leg bones intact. Small rib bones broken (due scavengers?).
Farmer reports a pack of 12-14 around. Killing kudu. Jackal seen at waterhole, acting 'weird' (poisoning). Nearest farmer that is poisoning is 30 kilometers away.
Roadkill wild dog pup.
Estimate at about 4+ months. Full color.
See some AWD tracks on side of road, but doesn't look like it was a big (6+) pack.
Killed that morning, still fresh.
Apologies for the gruesome photo. This was the least graphic that I took.