WILD DOGS DIE FROM CANINE DISTEMPER

The EWT is saddened by the loss of 12 Wild Dogs, commonly known as the Crossroads pack, in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, due to suspected Canine Distemper Virus. The EWT, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and WildlifeACT are working together to prevent similar losses to such diseases in future, and are undertaking a high priority vaccination programme, as well as analysing all blood samples taken in the park over the last five to ten years in order to determine if there are any natural immunities to disease in the Wild Dog population in the park. Monitoring of the health and progress of all Wild Dogs in the park will continue, with the ongoing support of WildlifeACT, who provide funding for the tracking collars and also have a team assisting in the park. For more information, please refer to the statement issued by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife:
http://www.kznwildlife.com/news-and-events/1293-canine-distemper-virus-in-hluhluwe-imfolozi-park.html

EXTRAORDINARY FLAMINGO MOVEMENTS AMAZE SCIENTISTS

On the 10th of June 2016 the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) recorded some extraordinary movements by a Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) recently fitted with a GPS/GSM satellite transmitter. This individual covered a staggering distance of 1,069 km in one single flight over 16 hours, crossing the Indian Ocean from Mozambique to Madagascar.....READ MORE