It was a whole new world for these African wild dog puppies as they rose out of their lair for the very first time.
The exciting footage was captured at the Ngala Game Reserve in South Africa as a multitude of wild puppies accompanied their teeny-tiny puppies out from their warm cavern and into the sunlight for the very first time. “Theres only” an estimated 450 to 500 wild pups in the park, so just seeing a carry is lucky enough. But watching an episode like this is very much a once-in-a-lifetime knowledge for those luck beings in the safari vehicles.
Though “theres only” a dozen or so puppies rising the working day, the litter spells hope for the future of Africa’s wild bird-dogs. With an estimated 7,000 of these endangered canines left in the wild, every new generation is important.