By Painted Wolf Foundation - December 3, 2018
Collaring painted wolves in Mana Pools
Photo credit: Nicholas Dyer
The use of tracking collars on wild animals has become widespread these days. The practice has opened up a whole new level of insight and understanding into the home range sizes, daily movements, behavioural data and diet of the animal under study.
The collars are designed to minimize the impact on the animals’ behaviour and to maximize their detectability.
In BBC One’s behind-the-scenes video for the Dynasty series, Painted Dog Conservation’s Peter Blinston explains what a boon this technology has been to monitor painted wolves in their day-to-day life and demonstrates the collaring procedure.
And you can read about the very packs that are in this video in Nick and Peter’s book; Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life