W E D N E S D A Y â â â â â â â â â P A I N T E D . Scent marking is when a #mammal produces a hormonal substance from a scent gland, or in the form of urine or feces, and deposits it in a prominent area. W E D N E S D A Y #Lukodetpack #endangeredspecies #painteddog Running to save an endangered species. ・・・ He has now been there for twelve years and serves as Managing Director. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To punish Lycaon, Zeus turned him into a half-man, half-wolf-like creature. #mambanje #mondaymotivation #iganyanachildrensbushcamp #kids #conservation #wildlife #environment #savethepainteddog #pdc #2020 â â â â â â â â â One of two crepuscular/diurnal predators in Africa, they are more at risk of extinction than the big cats of Africa. Zimbabwe's economy has been struggling and this has increased illegal hunting of wildlife to sell for profit as bushmeat. The name Lycaon comes from King Lycaon from Ancient Greek #mythology. $5,000 - Keeps our Research and Monitoring team in the field for a month. Quick View. On the frontline of conservation. â â â â â â â â â #savethepainteddog #socks #nyamandlovupack #pups #painteddog #pdc #tuesday #paintedwolfwednesday ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ â â â â â â â â â ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The YWP Painted Dog reserve is home to sisters Nandi & Thabo and the alpha male Nafari and the seven pups that were born in 2016. Also known as the African painted dog, they are facing extinction with a mere 5000 dogs left on our planet. W O L F . L to R: Debra Maphosa first volunteered with the Mabale Volunteer APU in 2014 then joined PDC in January 2017, Belinda Ncube joined PDC in 2017 and Simisiwe Ngwenya also volunteered to undertake anti poaching work with the Mabale Volunteers in 2014 then joined PDC in 2017. #Paintedwolves do not have an equal gender-ratio. You:....................? Photo Credit: @wildxonex, Always a beautiful sight to experience. W O L F . #ngweshlapack #savethepainteddog #pdc #linkwasha â â â â â â â â â Follow LINK IN BIO to support the Iganyana Children's Bush Camp. As the African Wild Dog is also highly endangered, the Painted Dog Conservation centre gives visitors information about the species – and to see them in real life. The #lactating #alpha will remain close to her pups for the first month. It is estimated that a mere 3,000 - 5,000 remain giving them a Critically Endangered status by the IUCN Redlist rating. #Paintedwolves are the only living species of the genus Lycaon, most other #canines, like grey wolves, are #canis. Help create awareness for the plight of the painted wolf by participating in #PaintedWolfWednesday. Leading artists from across the world come together for African Painted Dog conservation. The #wolves have scent glands located on their anus, genitals, and face. â â â â â â â â â Before kids come to Iganyana Children’s Bush Camp, a pre-camp is conducted to prepare them in terms of what is expected of them and what to expect at the camp during their four-day stay. Image by award-winning @nicholasdyerphotography, Great news to wake up to on a Monday morning, a beautiful sighting of the Lukodet pack by Washington Moyo, our tracker in Sinamatela. W O L F . Question: What do you like about painted dogs? Support the painted dogs LINK IN BIO. ã»ã»ã» PRESS RELEASE. â â â â â â â â â #savethepainteddog #pdc #iganyanachildrenbushcamp #kids #education #conservation #environment #wildlfe #painteddogs #mambanjeprimaryschool #milliontrees2020 #trees #paintedwolfwednesday Painted wolves are considered to be hypercarnivores, which means 70% of their diet is meat.