Video: The Mpindo Pack Update; Back at the Rehabilitation Facility

Most of you will remember that last year around this time we carried out a rescue mission to save the Mpindo pack in Mpindo village. We released them in December last year into Hwange National Park at Jambili pan. In February this year they were back in the village, predating on goats again.

Releasing the Mpindo pack at Jambili pan inside Hwange National Park: December 2018

Releasing the Mpindo pack at Jambili pan inside Hwange National Park: December 2018

We sent teams, held several meetings with community and our Executive Director Peter Blinston also met up with various stakeholders in the village to negotiate and work out compensation schemes for those who were loosing their livestock. We let the community know that we were only going to be able to safely remove the dogs when they den again in June.

 

The community accepted their presence and subsequent loss of livestock until we could capture and remove them. Luckily, we have the Rehabilitation Facility to provide alternative accommodation in such times of need while we search for another safer place in the wild to release the pack.

 

Over the weekend, Peter Blinston led a team and carried out the mission to remove the pack. Not something we would choose to do, but we had no alternative. We know of course that every individual is important and we will keep them all safe and sound until the pups are old enough to follow Mum and Dad.

Here is a video of what happened….