Leading technology expert Arthur Goldstuck‚ Vodacom Bulls coach John Mitchell and several players will lead a team that will track and collar African wild dogs in the Kruger National Park.
“What’s going to be fascinating is getting a complete digital picture of the movements‚ life cycles and activities of wild dogs‚” said Goldstuck.
“The result of that digital picture is that we will almost have an x-ray of the brain of the wild dog community‚ which has never been possible before. I can imagine the nature of this data will provide incredible insights into the efforts to conserve and protect the wild dogs.”
According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)‚ the African wild dog – or painted dog as it is also known – is Southern Africa’s most endangered large carnivore species. Between 3‚000 and 5‚000 individual dogs are left in the wild‚ making up 600 to 1‚000 packs.
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