Painted Wolves at Chilo Gorge: Wine and Wild Dogs galore!

Painted Wolves will be returning to Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge SOON!

whether you call them by their full latin name Lycaon pictus, or by their other names African wild dogs, Painted Wolves, or Painted dogs… they are all the same unique species, glorious “paintable” animals that we celebrate!

This yearly event has been a catalyst for Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge and Jeremy and Emma Borg of Painted Wolf Wines,

to bring together great wines,

my Pictus III wine label, featuring Snare the wild dog who was rescued from a terrible wire snare…

sound conservation researchers African Wildlife Conservation Fund.

together with delighted guests who have a love for African wild dogs, Lycaon pictus….

Painted Purple diptych, acrylic on loose canvas, 54 x 39 cm
Painted Purple diptych, by Lin Barrie, acrylic on loose canvas, 54 x 39 cm

Last year after the annual event, a donation of $ 3,600.00 was donated to the African Wildlife Conservation Fund towards their ongoing education and conservation programs for African wild dogs in the South East lowveld of Zimbabwe….

we can’t wait for the event this year…we’re getting “Pepped up”…..!!

Pep Rally, acrylic/oil bar on canvas, by Lin barrie, 130 x 100 cm

So!….join us for wine, tastings, conservation talks, good food and most of all wonderful adventures into Gonarezhou wilderness in search of African wild dogs, and the other fascinating wildlife that surrounds us…

views from the Chilo decks…into the wilderness of Gonarezhou….

African wild dogs have been seen on a regular basis in Gonarezhou and just two days ago I came across a fresh wild dog/impala kill, near Tembweharta pan and Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge. Wild dogs are fast and wide ranging, very challenging to predict where we’ll spot them next, but there is plenty of good evidence that they are around and thriving, hopefully with a few pregnant alpha females in the various Gonarezhou packs, so that we might be blessed with puppies soon!

Purple Puppies, art by Lin Barrie, acrylic on stretched canvas, framed, 61 x 91 cm :

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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