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Wild dogs are sighted regularly on safaris in the Luangwa Valley today. Photo by Dana Allen courtesy of The Bushcamp Company

Wild dog numbers


Wild dogs have not always been present in large numbers in the Luangwa Valley. Long-time valley residents will recall many years when wild dogs were not sighted at all, particularly after a catastrophic anthrax outbreak in the late 1980’s and with many years of high levels of snare incidents recorded.


Never a species for which sightings can be guaranteed, today, the dogs are regularly sighted on safaris and virtually every safari camp in the area is encompassed by at least one resident pack’s range.