African Painted Dogs in Kidepo Valley National Park

African Painted Dogs in Kidepo Valley National Park

The African Painted Dogs in Kidepo Valley National Park around the Narus River commonly known as the wild dogs.

A pair of these doogs has been spotted by one of Uganda Wildlife Authority’s resident rangers. It was spotted before it skipping out of the view around the Narus River in the Kidepo Valley National Park.

Uganda Wildlife Authority explains that these dogs have characteristics of irregular spotted coat. Which are featured by  patches of red, black, brown and yellow fur, that had gone extinct  since the 1980s.

Each animal has its own unique coat pattern and all have big rounded ears. The African painted dogs which are long-legged canines have only four toes per foot. Unlike other dogs which have five toes on their forefeet. Uganda Wildlife Authority said in a tweet on Monday, adding that they would track them to collect some vital data for conservation.

Due to fluctuations in the African wild dogs population, Uganda Wildlife Authority adds that the species is in a likely irreversible decline, reason enough for  protecting it according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Scientific reports by nature.com say that African painted dogs have undergone severe population reductions. And are therefore on the list of International Union for Conservation of Nature red list.

According to Oregon Zoo, a hub for science, conservation, education and animal wellbeing, they are on the list of endangered species by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Causes for their reduction.

Their numbers continue to decline due to viral diseases. That’s rabies and distemper, along with competition with large predators like lions and other predators.

Also conflict with human beings and habitat fragmentation.

The Oregon Zoo states that the African painted dogs do not stick to one territory .

They range between 80 and 800 square miles hunting mostly at dawn and dusk but avoid lions and other predators.

In the middle of the 20th century, 500,000 African wild dogs were spread across sub-Saharan Africa.

Today, between 3000 and 6000 animals remain.

African painted dogs are said to have a lifespan of about 10 years.

UWA sights African painted dogs after 30 years

6 thoughts on “African Painted Dogs in Kidepo Valley National Park”

  1. Ainomugisha Prettie June 30, 2023

    Thanks for the insight I never knew about this type of dogs|actually so which means the number of biodiversity in K.V.N.P has greatly increased right. By the way except K.V.N.P where else can one get these African Wild Dogs in Uganda?

  2. Thanks alot Prettie for your feedback. Exactly there is increased rich biodiversity In Kidepo Valley National Park but however Uganda Wildlife Authority is still monitoring the African Painted Dogs in our motherland both in ex-situ and in-situ conservation areas.
    As well you can still find these unique species at CTC Conservation Center (Zoo) in Mpigi District-Uganda.

  3. Muzoora Apollo June 30, 2023

    It’s amazing to have these African Painted Dogs and hope it’s a boost to the country’s options to offer to clients.
    I think conservation bodies should be empowered to have the species multply

  4. We are glad for the feedback Mr. Apollo. After ecological monitoring and extensive research regarding the African Painted Wild dogs, UWA will ensure they stay within the ecosystem in Kidepo Valley National Park.

  5. Twinamaslko Alex June 30, 2023

    For conservational measures i pray that Uganda Wildlife Authority maintains the species in our country and most so in our isolated National Park Kidepo Valley National Park.

  6. vorbelutr ioperbir January 23, 2024

    Nice post. I be taught one thing more challenging on completely different blogs everyday. It will all the time be stimulating to read content material from other writers and follow a little something from their store. I’d desire to use some with the content on my weblog whether or not you don’t mind. Natually I’ll provide you with a hyperlink in your net blog. Thanks for sharing.

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African Painted Dogs in Kidepo Valley National Park

African Painted Dogs in Kidepo Valley National Park

The African Painted Dogs in Kidepo Valley National Park around the Narus River commonly known as the wild dogs.

A pair of these doogs has been spotted by one of Uganda Wildlife Authority’s resident rangers. It was spotted before it skipping out of the view around the Narus River in the Kidepo Valley National Park.

Uganda Wildlife Authority explains that these dogs have characteristics of irregular spotted coat. Which are featured by  patches of red, black, brown and yellow fur, that had gone extinct  since the 1980s.

Each animal has its own unique coat pattern and all have big rounded ears. The African painted dogs which are long-legged canines have only four toes per foot. Unlike other dogs which have five toes on their forefeet. Uganda Wildlife Authority said in a tweet on Monday, adding that they would track them to collect some vital data for conservation.

Due to fluctuations in the African wild dogs population, Uganda Wildlife Authority adds that the species is in a likely irreversible decline, reason enough for  protecting it according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Scientific reports by nature.com say that African painted dogs have undergone severe population reductions. And are therefore on the list of International Union for Conservation of Nature red list.

According to Oregon Zoo, a hub for science, conservation, education and animal wellbeing, they are on the list of endangered species by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Causes for their reduction.

Their numbers continue to decline due to viral diseases. That’s rabies and distemper, along with competition with large predators like lions and other predators.

Also conflict with human beings and habitat fragmentation.

The Oregon Zoo states that the African painted dogs do not stick to one territory .

They range between 80 and 800 square miles hunting mostly at dawn and dusk but avoid lions and other predators.

In the middle of the 20th century, 500,000 African wild dogs were spread across sub-Saharan Africa.

Today, between 3000 and 6000 animals remain.

African painted dogs are said to have a lifespan of about 10 years.

UWA sights African painted dogs after 30 years

6 thoughts on “African Painted Dogs in Kidepo Valley National Park”

  1. Ainomugisha Prettie June 30, 2023

    Thanks for the insight I never knew about this type of dogs|actually so which means the number of biodiversity in K.V.N.P has greatly increased right. By the way except K.V.N.P where else can one get these African Wild Dogs in Uganda?

  2. Thanks alot Prettie for your feedback. Exactly there is increased rich biodiversity In Kidepo Valley National Park but however Uganda Wildlife Authority is still monitoring the African Painted Dogs in our motherland both in ex-situ and in-situ conservation areas.
    As well you can still find these unique species at CTC Conservation Center (Zoo) in Mpigi District-Uganda.

  3. Muzoora Apollo June 30, 2023

    It’s amazing to have these African Painted Dogs and hope it’s a boost to the country’s options to offer to clients.
    I think conservation bodies should be empowered to have the species multply

  4. We are glad for the feedback Mr. Apollo. After ecological monitoring and extensive research regarding the African Painted Wild dogs, UWA will ensure they stay within the ecosystem in Kidepo Valley National Park.

  5. Twinamaslko Alex June 30, 2023

    For conservational measures i pray that Uganda Wildlife Authority maintains the species in our country and most so in our isolated National Park Kidepo Valley National Park.

  6. vorbelutr ioperbir January 23, 2024

    Nice post. I be taught one thing more challenging on completely different blogs everyday. It will all the time be stimulating to read content material from other writers and follow a little something from their store. I’d desire to use some with the content on my weblog whether or not you don’t mind. Natually I’ll provide you with a hyperlink in your net blog. Thanks for sharing.

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