Confirmed Wild Dog Sighting In Serengeti!!!

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Dec 29th, 2005, 04:35 PM
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Confirmed Wild Dog Sighting In Serengeti!!!

Okay, technically it was outside the park in the Kleins Camp concession, but there are said to be possibly three packs of wild dogs in the areas surrounding the Serengeti. Hopefully they will be able to reintroduce themselves into the park...like in the next eight weeks!

This is from a December 12th report from Kleins Camp in the Serengeti:

http://www.wildwatch.com/sightings/sightings.asp?lid=11

Seven wild dogs spotted altogether...hopefully enough to survive and to expand their number.

How far is it from Klein's Camp to Mbuzi Mawe? I am guessing about 75 kilometers (46 miles). Hopefully they will follow the Migration at least down to Mbuzi Mawe if not down to Masek & Piaya!
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Dec 29th, 2005, 05:22 PM
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All of these wild dog sightings where there were thought to be none!

They're everywhere! They're everywhere!

This sounds like good news for the species. I hope it is not hype from camps wanting to increase bookings.

Let the reintroduction begin!
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Dec 30th, 2005, 09:10 AM
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Good dogs!!!

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Dec 30th, 2005, 09:43 AM
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Nyamera,

The wild dogs were also spotted in Lake Manyara recently, not far from Manyara Tree Lodge.

Personally, I think there is just an international conspiracy to drive me mad with wild dog teases!

But, I am committed to seeing wild dogs and will do so in 2006, although it will most likely come during a weeklong visit to Kwando's camps, hopefully in September. If not there, then perhaps I will see them in Mana Pools, as I am very curious about this park and will likely combine a Kwando/Mana Pools trip come September.
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Dec 30th, 2005, 10:45 AM
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Rocco,

I wish you good luck with the wild dogs. I hope you see them in the Serengeti. It would be very good news.

I saw dogs in Samburu in June (I just have to tell this all the time).
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Dec 30th, 2005, 04:55 PM
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Roccco - I hope you do get to see them. We saw them in June 04 at Duma Tau and it was a fascinating and magical experience, despite getting stuck in a warthog dig while on the chase.
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Dec 30th, 2005, 07:07 PM
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Any news on the pack in Samburu? Are they being seen? Are they reproducing?
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Dec 30th, 2005, 11:30 PM
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Rocco, I'm siting in an Internet cafe near Rome Termini Stazione, and I can see at least a dozen wild dogs. Right now they seem to be denning, but I expect them to go hunting shortly, and I have my camera trained on the alpha female.
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Dec 30th, 2005, 11:37 PM
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Michael,

And right now I am, as child star Dickie Roberts (David Spade) would say, going Nucking Futs, wanting to switch my itinerary for Tanzania around to eliminate the first three nights at Moivaro Coffee Lodge. If successful, my itinerary would change to this:

Moivaro Coffee Lodge, Arusha (1)
Swala, Tarangire (2)
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (2)
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (2)
Olduvai Camp, NCA (1)
Nomad Masek, NCA/Serengeti (2)
Nomad Piaywa, Serengeti (2)
Mbuzi Mawe, Serengeti (2)
Palms Zanzibar (3)
Serena Inn, Zanzibar (2)

Be a pal and buy those wild dogs some of that nasty Italian pasta that they insist on putting ham in. Thanks.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 10:07 AM
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No WAY! Really?!?! Oh, how exciting...I hope they breed and flourish.

And, although I understand Rocco doesn't care for Italy, I personally have met some very charming--some might even say seductive--wild dogs in Rome. Though I usually avoid the ones around Termini.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 11:49 AM
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Atravelynn, I don’t know how to find news about the dogs in Samburu. I can’t find any “updates” like there are on some websites of camps in other places.
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Jan 3rd, 2006, 01:21 PM
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This is very exciting -- go dogs go!

Cheers,
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Nyamera, looks like you'll just have to return to Samburu to provide us with a first hand account of what is happening. We're all waiting!
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