Our Wild dog, “Claw”

This gorgeous photo is of “Claw” -a young African wild dog who had her first litter of pups in 2011 in the Save Valley Conservancy, Zimbabwe, where we have a population of over 100 Painted Dogs.

Claw ‘s pack this year consists of 10 dogs, and I have seen mating activity between her and her mate, “Lizard” during the month of January.

We hope she will den in about may this year, and will keep you updated…..

In June/July 2013 we will support a Pedal4Paws bicycle ride, by Painted Wolf Wines and supporters, through the lowveld wild dog areas of Zimbabwe, plus a Safari Luncheon on 29th June, at Mukuvisi Woodlands in Harare.

follow my posts, join me for those events, and you will learn more about Claw and her family…..

Claw -photograph by Dr Paul Funston

Claw -photograph by Dr Paul Funston

About wineandwilddogs

Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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