|Newsletter and Bushlife Conservancy|
The 2013 season is looking good for the dogs . The Vundu pack is 22 dogs this May and the alpha female is heavily pregnant and will den down with in the next 10days . Cochise who was darted last year and fitted with a collar dispersed from the pack along with 4 other dogs . Unfortunately cochise looks like he died , or hopefully just dropped his collar , but the signal is constant on the angwa river in mozambique some 150 km away from the darting site .This is along way for an 18 month old sub adult to disperse , and is the first solid infomation we have on dog dispersal in the lower Zambezi valley . We have seen nothing of the other packs yet .
I have only been in for a couple of months this year and have had good dog sightings , I hope to post some good photos of them this year .
The Vundu Pack had 11 pups in early June , by Nov there were still 9 surviving .
The Long Pool Pack had 7 pups in late May , unfortunetly by Nov only 2 have survived
Paul Zasky , at 75 still able to sneak up to the dogs on foot , a great experience