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Address: Opposite Hwange National Park Airport, Hwange, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: 00 263 (0)18 710
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Excellent work being done here

Dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Painted Dog (African Wild Dog) this is well worth a visit to see what these strangely beautiful animals are up against and what the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Painted Dog (African Wild Dog) this is well worth a visit to see what these strangely beautiful animals are up against and what the society are trying to do to prevent their extinction. We have been lucky enough to see a pack of these dogs in Kenya a few years ago and they... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The staff here care so much about these endangered animals. The display tells a compelling story following the short and difficult life of one dog; it helps you to understand the complicated issues surrounding endangered species in Africa.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Glad you guys are fighting the good fight for these beautiful animals! Thanks for the tour and showing us your 2 residents!

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

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
25 helpful votes 25 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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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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