By Painted Wolf Foundation - December 19, 2018

Media attention growing for painted wolves

It has been wonderful to see the increase in attention being paid to the wonderful yet seriously endangered painted wolf over the last few months.

Painted Wolves of Mana Pools:

PWF Trustee Nick Dyer  describes the beauty of Mana Pools in Nzira and introduces us to the three packs featured in BBC’s Dynasties series. He provides an overview of how the packs are connected and shares the tale of when he first met the indomitable Tait.

Celebrities coming onboard:

Danai Gurira, Zimbabwean star of The Walking Dead and Black Panther, sat down with PWF Trustee Peter Blinston on Dec 19th, to talk painted wolves and share the great work that Painted Dog Conservation is doing to conserve them in Hwange and Mana Pools. She was presented with a copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life, which he wrote with Nick Dyer.

Danai is a WildAid ambassador, working with ZimParks and The Zambezi Society to raise awareness about the amazing wildlife in Zimbabwe. We couldn’t be prouder to have her as Part of our Pack!

Peter giving Danai Gurira her copy of Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life

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Experience Dynasties’ painted wolves in the flesh on a trip to Zimbabwe

A vivid picture of travelling in the bush in search of our newest stars, Tammy and Blacktip from BBC’s Dynasties is painted by The Independent’s Sue Watt in her interview with PWF Trustee Nick Dyer.


With our organisation’s growth in followers on social media (3,900 on Facebook, 2,200 on Instagram, 350 on Twitter and over 1,100 “part of the pack’ members), it’s a fantastic start to getting more people knowing and caring about what happens to these remarkable creatures.

Become one of the voices. Follow us on social media and join Part of the Pack today!