Painted wolf images give hope in Senegal

Photographs of painted wolves in the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal give hope for the survival of the species in West Africa. Researchers from Panthera captured images of what is thought to be the last surviving population of painted wolves in West Africa. The presence of pups in some of these images gives even more cause for celebration.

The Niokolo Koba National Park is on the UNESCO List of Endangered World Heritage Sites. Panthera partners with Direction des Parcs Nationaux to support the management of the park. This includes the monitoring and protection of large carnivores such as painted wolves. Their camera traps yielded these rare photos, without which it would be nearly impossible to record the number of painted wolves in the area. We look forward to hearing more as their research and monitoring progresses.

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