Scientific paper to be published on the baboon-eating painted wolves of Mana Pools

Painted Dog Conservation has achieved another world first.

PDC’s scientific advisor, Dr. Esther van der Meer, in collaboration with the BBC, has written a scientific paper about preferential predation on baboons by painted wolves in Mana Pools. The paper has been accepted for publication in the scientific peer-reviewed journal Behaviour.

PWF Trustee, Nicholas Dyer, originally broke this story in National Geographic, featuring his stunning pictures of this unusual and never-before-seen behaviour.

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One of Nick’s pictures, “Ahead of the Game” was highly commended in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

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These enterprising packs of painted wolves are featured in BBC’s Dynasties, and also in Nick and Peter’s book Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog’s Life

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