In the last update I mentioned that the original pack had split up and we suspected that some new males had moved into the area. We have now got some clarity of the pack composition and status of the packs.
Most of this has been determined using photographs which allow us to identify known individuals based on their characteristic coat patterns. The original Tuli pack effectively split into three, with two functional, reproducing packs and then the two males that were…Continue
Exactly three years ago today, 18 wild dogs were released onto the Northern Tuli Game Reserve (NTGR). Given the suitable habitat and abundance of prey, it was envisaged that re-establishing a pack would facilitate the formation of additional packs in the area over time, thereby contributing to the…Continue
Having moved to Norway almost a year ago to start working on my PhD, it was great to return to the NTGR recently for a couple of days. We were lucky enough to catch up with the wild dogs. We found the pack resting on the shady banks of the Majale River in the late afternoon. As the sun neared the horizon, the dogs lazily got up and had a drink of water. They then proceeded along the riverbed for a short distance, after which they scaled the river bank, heading…Continue