One of the Most Endangered Species in Africa
There were once 500,000 painted dogs in 39 countries, but now only 7,000 are thought to remain, with about 700 left in Zimbabwe—where Painted Dog Conservation, a partner of the Wildlife Conservation Network, operates.
Caring for Painted Dogs
Holtzman Wildlife Foundation completed a grant to the Wildlife Conservation Network to renovate a rehabilitation center devoted to the painted dogs of Zimbabwe. The objective of the facility is to help care for sick or injured dogs that can later be released, and to accommodate translocations of entire packs, which will help increase average pack sizes and overall painted dog numbers.