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Wild Dogs in the Triangle

Masai Mara wild dogs

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#1 PT123

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 11:01 AM

This is only the third time in the past five years that I am aware of that wild dogs have been spotted in the Mara Triangle.  I belive that the other times they were spotted they were around the Serengeti border and near the Serena.  This time I think that they were spotted by the Serena and also by the Oloololo gate. I hope that they stay in the Reserve or head south t the Serengeti. Does anyone have any details of other wild dog sightings in the Triangle?  I believe that there may also be a small population in Mara North (Aitong area).

 

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:38 PM

One of them is collared so it should be known where they are from. There are only three and I bet they are all the same sex and a dispersal group, not likely to hang around.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 03:51 PM

They were at the Double Cross Area in the main Reserve yesterday. 


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 01:56 PM

Not in the Triangle but a recent sighting in Olkinyei

 

 

 

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 05:09 AM

we are off to Kenya a week from now, will have three days in the Triangle - have any recent dog sightings been reported?

 

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 09:01 AM

Hi @ice The only mention of dogs on the Mara Triangle Twitter stream since the beginning of February have been the Anti-Poaching Unit's tracking dogs :)


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 01:10 PM

@ice

 

I hope that I am wrong but unfortunately there is slim to no chance of seeing wild dogs in the Mara (with only a handful of sightings in the past few years).  I believe that very occasionally there may have been sightings of one or two individuals by the Serengeti boarder or coming down from the Mara North Conservancy. I've been to the triangle six times and all of the guides that I have spoken to (who have been working there for 10-15 years) have never seen them.  Regardless, the Triangle is great (especially this time of year rbecause it will be significantly less crowded).  Where are you staying?  I look forward to seeing pictures!


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:05 AM

@ice

 

I hope that I am wrong but unfortunately there is slim to no chance of seeing wild dogs in the Mara (with only a handful of sightings in the past few years).  I believe that very occasionally there may have been sightings of one or two individuals by the Serengeti boarder or coming down from the Mara North Conservancy. I've been to the triangle six times and all of the guides that I have spoken to (who have been working there for 10-15 years) have never seen them.  Regardless, the Triangle is great (especially this time of year rbecause it will be significantly less crowded).  Where are you staying?  I look forward to seeing pictures!

 

yeah, I know the chances are slim but who knows...

 

We will have three nights at Keekorok and three nights at Mara Serena, after (hopefully) having sucessfully hiked Mount Kenya a week before


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:53 AM

...there have been occasional reports of dogs passing by the park HQ near the Serena so who knows!  The Serena is in a great location and I know that you will have very good general wildlfe sightiges (lions, leopards, perhaps a rhino or two and all the usual grazers).  Being in the Triangle in the off-season (i.e., no tourist hoards) is fantastic.  Have a great time!



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:42 PM

this will be my 5th or 6th trip to the Triangle in the last 15 years or so but we've never been there in the rainy season, so I am quite curious


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