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Painted Dog Conservation

Address: Opposite Hwange National Park Airport, Hwange, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: 00 263 (0)18 710
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Hwange
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

The information hall is very impressive with its beautiful paintings. The people were friendly and knowledgeable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

its a very nice place and the animals are just great.zim reflets the greatness of God in the animals....amazing

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Perth, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A very modern museum created to educate local school children about the plight of the endangered Painted Dog. Fascinating murals depicting the life of Eye Spot and sobering to think that this entire facility is reinforced by poachers' snares. Supported and sponsored by the Perth Zoo in Western Australia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very interesting place and well worth a visit. The visitors center is small but well designed; and the staffer who led us through the center was wonderful. Be sure to bring a little money to buy some of the wonderful crafts and/or to donate to support the great work they ensuring that the painted dog continues to be a part... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A painted dog is the new name for wild dog. This conservation was to provide awareness for the rapidly declining animal. There is a wonderful center that tells a true story of a family of these dogs and what happened to them. Between the wall displays and guide, you really get an understanding how endangered this species is becoming. After... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The displays were very good and school groups were receiving excellent information.No wild dogs were undergoing rehab however and only 2 resident dogs were housed in the whole establishment.Is it really going to address the dogs urgent problems?

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Poaching in southern Africa is serious and adversely affects even the rare & reclusive painted dogs, which get caught in wire traps laid for other animals. The conservation center staff rescue wounded dogs, remove hateful wire traps & educate the public.

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Alamo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

They share about the work they are doing to save the painted dogs. They are doing outreach to the community and have a wonderful program for children.

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Wollongong
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33 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Painted Dog Conservation does a great job educating people about the Painted Dog which is in danger of becoming extinct due to poachers trapping it accidentally whilst after bigger game for meat or sale. There is an information session in the small museum and then a trek along a raised board walk to where a few of the dogs... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited here on the way to Victoria Falls from a safari in Hwange National Park. Wild Dogs are probably my favorite African animals, and I was very lucky to see some in the wild at Mana Pools National Park, considering they estimate there's only 5,000 left in the wild. I've followed the Painted Dog Conservation on Facebook for quite some... More 

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