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Video: Wild dog puppy love

Limpopo-Lipadi Private Game Reserve has recently been blessed with a litter of 12 wild dog pups. The puppies where first seen recently when they made their appearance from a well concealed den in a dense grove of Mopani scrub.


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The alpha female named “Two Spots” is a particularly successful mother, having produced many large litters over the years and, with the assistance of her mate and the pack, reared most of them to adulthood.

The pack suffered a setback last year when rabies accounted for the majority of their numbers. But this latest large litter of puppies is yet another example of how resilient this species is when not affected by habitat loss and human persecution.

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