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Pack of 12 wild dogs lost to distemper Hluhluwe-iMfolozi

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The EWT is saddened by the loss of 12 Wild Dogs, commonly known as the Crossroads pack, in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, due to suspected Canine Distemper Virus. The EWT, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and WildlifeACT are working together to prevent similar losses to such diseases in future, and are undertaking a high priority vaccination programme, as well as analysing all blood samples taken in the park over the last five to ten years in order to determine if there are any natural immunities to disease in the Wild Dog population in the park. Monitoring of the health and progress of all Wild Dogs in the park will continue, with the ongoing support of WildlifeACT, who provide funding for the tracking collars and also have a team assisting in the park. For more information, please refer to the statement issued by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife:

http://www.kznwildlife.com/news-and-events/1293-canine-distemper-virus-in-hluhluwe-imfolozi-park.html

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Sad :( I hope they can identify the source.

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Terrible! So sad :(

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Damn.

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Neil Aldridge posted on Facebook yesterday afternoon

 

It just dawned on me that with this sad event in Hluhluwe Imfolozi, the death of every pack I photographed for my book Underdogs is now absolute. Tuli - poisoned. Venetia Limpopo - natural causes & relocated. Mkuze - poacher snares. Hluhluwe Imfolozi - distemper. And one prominent dog shot by a poacher at Hlambanyathi in KZN. There are probably some doing well from the small pack I saw in Kruger before I started the project properly, but I'm lost for words really....

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That must be so disheartening:(

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