Cute Wild Dog Puppies See the World for the First Time


Aug 1 2016

This is the special moment a pack of wild dogs bring their new-born puppies out into the world for the first time.

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Part-time wildlife-photographer and industrial engineer, Morkel Erasmus, was on a safari at Ngala Game Reserve when he captured this cute sighting.

 

 

Morkel, 33, told LatestSightings.com that this was extremely rare for him! “I had not seen small painted dog pups before, and being able to witness this kind of behaviour was special indeed.”

 

 

Morkel said: “My wife and I were invited to visit some den sites of painted dogs in the central Kruger area by Grant Beverley, the EWT head of Wild Dog research for Greater Kruger. After spending some time with the pack on the Zandspruit Aero Estate in Hoedspruit, we made our way to the Ngala Private Game Reserve near Orpen gate, which was where this video was filmed.”

In the video, that is now on the Latest Sightings Partner Program, you can hear one of the team members begging for the alpha female to 'pick up the dog', as that would have definitely been the cherry-on-top of the already heart-warming sighting. Although not captured on video, she eventually listened, and Morkel got to capture this magnificent photo.

 

 

While watching this sighting unfold, Morkel felt pure joy, wonder and awe and felt that these are stunning animals to observe in such an intimate way.

 

 

 

The sighting couldn’t last forever unfortunately. “Eventually the alpha of the pack just called and sort-of forced the pups back into the den, and it was all over. The adults lied down and we headed back to our lodging.”

 

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