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Painted Dog Conservation

Opposite Hwange National Park Airport, Hwange, Zimbabwe
00 263 (0)18 710
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Hwange
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nice place to kill time but not really my cup of tea. If you want to know about the conservation this is an interesting place and not far from Hwange NP. You can see them up close for they will feed the dogs some meet, they show you how they preserve the dogs and there is a small museum with... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Whilst game viewing in Hwange, a visit to the Painted Dog Conservation is very worthwhile. Visitors to Hwange are generally there for a ‘wildlife experience’ and have little knowledge of the behind the scenes battle against poachers and struggle to protect a number of endangered species. Monitoring the environment and keeping the ecology in check is an ongoing activity and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A visit to the painted dog sanctuary is a must. Maria, our guide, gave us a wonderful history of the painted dog. These painted dogs are vital to the environment and the sanctuary is doing so much to preserve and save them. I purchased some crafts made from the wire traps that the dogs are caught in - a great... More

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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60 helpful votes 60 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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