A 2-legged wild dog
Posted 25 July 2012 - 02:16 PM
Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:35 PM
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:46 AM
I'd love to see a documentary about wild dogs. It's always the cats with the good PR.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:07 AM
I tried to order couple of others but they were either not my region or out of stock but I keep an eye on this UK site- will try to recall the name and post....
Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:22 AM
I was just googling to check it was Planet Earth and found this- http://www.bbc.co.uk...frican_Wild_Dog
Looks like there might be some good clips on there.
Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:24 PM
There was one documentary solely on wild dogs on animal planet or Nat Geo I think. The film makers followed a pack but as they were filming one of the dogs crossed a river that was on the border of the park and caught rabies, then brought it back to the pack and sadly all died. The film ended with a new pair taking over the territory and birthing some puppies I think.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:35 AM
There is indeed some awesome aerial footage of wild dogs hunting in Planet Earth.
In the new BBC Survival, which is being filmed now, there should be some footage of wild dogs too. But that's series will still take some time to come out.
@Tyrone: Not sure where he was seen exactly, but Robin and Ana saw him.
Edited by egilio, 29 July 2012 - 09:35 AM.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:47 AM
Sad to see the dog being handicapped.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:55 AM
And seen again today by the ZCP team in Kafue. He's in reasonable good health, running ok, but can't stand on 2 legs, so seems to get down as soon as he stops running. What an amazing story!
Dogs and most animals are incredibly adapt at coping without a limb. Domestic dogs in particular seem to suffer very little consequences form being reduced to 3 legs although admittedly they do not have to catch their own food and avoid other predators. I used to train sheep dogs years ago and the young ones were always to eager to run in and bite the sheep and they ran around like a blur and would not listen, we used to hook one of their front legs through their collars and reduced them to 3 legs for training, this would slow them down a little(not a lot!) and then they would tend to listen more. I never experience one on two legs though-these wild dogs are real survivors!
Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:04 AM
I hadn't seen this thread before today. When I was just in Botswana in February, I saw the Chitabe pack of 10 (5 adults, 5 juveniles about 8 months old) and one had a limp, and wasn't putting weight on one of its feet. Our guide said that this dog manages to get around well, and that he does get to kills at the back of the pack but it seems the pack helps him out and he does fine. That was heartwarming to hear. You can see the limping dog in the beginning of this video I took
But this two-legged dog is really remarkable. Has anyone seen him more recently?
Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:52 AM
Yes, has anyone seen the 2 legged wild dog recently and can provide updates for us here?
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