Packed and ready: wild dogs fly to brighter future
Large airborne translocation project to Mozambique boosts hope for this endangered species
African wild dogs are not as fast as cheetahs, but they can nevertheless accelerate to speeds of up to 70km/h and pursue their prey grimly for several hours without rest.
But this remarkable hunting stamina has not been enough to save them from being wiped out in more than half the countries they once roamed. Throughout Africa, there are just 6,600 of these adult dogs alive.
Now, thanks to a translocation project involving several SA conservation partners, the future of this endangered species is looking a bit brighter as they reclaim lost hunting grounds in Mozambique...