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Painted Dog Conservation

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Address: Opposite Hwange National Park Airport, Hwange, Zimbabwe
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+263 18 710

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Neat place to visit

Great center, easy access, if they are open, and you'll learn a ton. Call ahead to see if they are open.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 28, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Great center, easy access, if they are open, and you'll learn a ton. Call ahead to see if they are open.

Thank ACIDBraden
Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The dwindling figures of the wild dogs is alarming. We added this activity after game drive at Hwange Safari lodge. Only 5km from the safari lodge is this painted dogs "hospital". Get the animal classification of these special dogs and see how they are kept before release into regular natural wild habitat.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Such a well organized facility that provided great eduction on the wild dogs. They are truly amazing animas and provide a lesson on efficiency and leadership in the way they hunt and exist.

Thank Dina97
Oakton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This venue has a lot going for it. The dioramas and the story they tell has excellent education and conservation content. They also do a lot of education work with local students and if you take the outdoors tour you are likely to see them (the students) as they learn about painted dogs and the threats they face from human... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Excellent a place really worth visiting, even if only to make a donation to help preserve the wild dog. They are such a delightful animal as we not only seen them here but in the wild as well

Thank Ruth N
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

They have a nice visitor center that tells the story of the dogs, explains the problems facing the dogs & need to protect them. We found the anti poaching informative & had no idea the extent of the snares set to trap animals or that an entire pack of dogs can die in the snares. They have taken some of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Very interesting, but I probably would not have gone on my own accord; this place was important to the lodge where we stayed and they took us. Saw one dog who was injured. Understand the hearts behind this effort, but according to the staff, the poaching rate has not gone down in the ten years this place has been around.

Thank cathylee
Burkesville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

We visited Hwange National Park and on our way to Victoria Falls, our driver asked if we would let him see the Painted Dogs. We said certainly and it was simply wonderful. We would have never seen it. They have two dogs in residence. It requires some walking to see the dogs.

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Torquay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

Spent a few hours at this facility on our last day in the Hwange area. Very informative guide and the facility is very well set up. Nice to see the painted dogs on site, and to have an information session from the guide on the dangers these animals face from humans.

Thank 659Colin1212
West Hills, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

I visited this painted dog conservatory with my tour group. The tour guide was very good and told the story of a particular painted dog very well. We also saw 2 painted dogs they had rescued. The staff here does very important work.

Thank Jeannie D

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