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Painted Dog Conservation

Opposite Hwange National Park Airport, Hwange, Zimbabwe
00 263 (0)18 710
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Hwange
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There were only 3 wild dogs present. I am sure the people at the conservation are doing a great job and they urn our support. Visit them and make a contribution to help save the painted dogs!

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Heusden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The people that work here are passionate and knowledgable. That shows in everything they do. From the impressive visitors centre to the rehabilitation centre and al the programs they have. They create awareness by involving the local community through may different aspects. This is done so well that this project stands out from many other conservation projects. Just go there... More

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Friendly staff showed us round the exhibits and then took us on the short walk (platform walk under renovation) to the holding area where three doge were present. Staff carrying out a good job in difficult times. No admission fee, donations requested.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you tour Zimbabwe this is a great place to see. They rescue Painted Dogs which have been trapped with cruel wire snares. Then they rehab them and fit them with a collar with a radio antenna so they can track them and metal band which helps the dogs escape from snare traps which catch them around the neck. They... More

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Paphos, Cyprus
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23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Painted Dog Conservation display was very informative. We took the bridge walkway to the enclosure which was interesting, I kept hoping that the wooden slat's would hold our weight. The staff were very knowledge and explained the plan to help these animals. We saw two older dogs that were to old to be let back into the bush. This... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a nice way to learn about the painted dog and the presentation is excellent. We took the bridge walk way in hope to see the dogs but there was only 3 dogs at the end in an enclose area. I was hoping to see more but than in this case less is better. They did feed the dogs... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The Painted Dog conservation display hall was well presented and gives a great insight into how the conservation runs. There were only 3 dogs in the whole center, which were in a large enclosure so we were only able to see one of them from afar. It was a bit disappointing, but good that they dont have a large number... More

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Fort Myers, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is an extraordinarily well-designed center intended to educate the public on the near-extinction of the African painted dog (formerly known as "wild" dog). The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and professional. I really enjoyed learning about the dogs and seeing them, even if in captivity. Hopefully the efforts of this conservation will further protect this endangered species.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Very professionally run and well thought out! Extremely interesting - do not miss a visit here. It prepares a visitor for Hwange National Park as the Painted Dogs are an important part of the area.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

A really great visitor centre has been set up and is well worth visiting. It provides some good insights to the work that is being carried out. Painted Dog (Wild Dog) numbers have been greatly reduced in in recent decades and need careful monitoring. They are a vital part of the ecological system.

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