Hey, mate, this Cupid-like project is helping wild dogs’ survival

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Hey, mate, this Cupid-like project is helping wild dogs’ survival

An unusual method to introduce the animals to one another is make inroads and attracting international attention

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Conservationists have stepped in to help African wild dogs meet their mates. 

The best way to introduce unrelated wild dogs, it seems, is to run a con — rubbing them against one another while they’re sedated, before letting them meet.. When they wake up, they pick up the scent and believe they belong to a new pack.

That’s according to wildlife biologist Cole du Plessis, whose work to restore the dog populations in Southern Africa has seen 30 new packs bond. ..

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