Friday, May 18, 2018

Today is Endangered Species Day for 2018. "Out of the Shadows" portrays the African wild dog, which is estimated at only about 6600 animals left in the wild. They are susceptible to many dangers, not least of which loss of habitat and the spread of canine distemper, which can wipe out an entire pack due to their being highly social creatures. I've been fortunate enough to spend time with these 'painted dogs' in Botswana and treasure memories of a wonderful morning spent following a pack through the Okavango Delta. 

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