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Wild dogs are the se­cond-most en­dan­gered car­ni­vore in Africa and most en­dan­gered in South Africa. From a pop­u­la­tion of 435 in the mid-1990s to just 132 dogs in 2009, the de­ci­sion was taken to in­tro­duce a new pack of dogs to north­ern Kruger in the Shing­wedzi re­gion. There’s a lower den­sity of lions in the north, which im­proves their chances of suc­cess, and this will hope­fully stim­u­late the dis­per­sal of packs from south to north in the park. Find the new pack of dogs along the Shing­wedzi River – and look for its three-legged mem­ber called Fox­trot. If you see any wild dogs, contact Dr An­toine Mar­chal of the En­dan­gered Wildlife Trust,

You barely need to creep out of your tent to get this view of the Punda Maria wa­ter­hole. No­tice the wall sup­ported by old gey­sers – a nec­es­sary quick-fix for a cru­cial life source.

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