So doggone cute!
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is excited to announce the healthy birth of six endangered African wild dog puppies to first-time parents, Beatrix and Kiraka. In the comfort of a private, underground birthing den, the puppies were born on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. “We are absolutely thrilled to share the news of these African wild dog puppies,” said Allen Monroe, President and CEO of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. “So far, Beatrix is doing a great job as a first-time mom.” Check back here for continuous updates on the African wild dog puppies.
07/02/2019 Pupdate #8
The 2,000+ votes are in and the winner is…. Mikumi! Our female African wild dog puppy now has a name thanks to you!
06/27/2019 Pupdate #7
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is asking for the public’s help in selecting a name for one of the six African wild dogs . ...
06/19/2019 Pupdate #6
The puppies are now 8 weeks old and have begun to venture out of the den. At this age, they are rough playing, running, and very curious. ...
05/24/2019 Pupdate #5
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is excited to share that all six puppies, born April 24, 2019 are healthy and thriving. Today, May 24th, the animal care and veterinary teams performed a routine well-baby exam ...
05/10/2019 Pupdate #4
The African wild dog is a member of the dag family, Canidae. They are related to jackals, foxes, coyotes, wolves and dingoes. While hyeneas may look similar...
05/05/2019 Pupdate #3
African wild dogs, also known as African painted dogs, are pack animals with a complicated and strong social structure and hierarches. In the wild, packs can consist of up to twenty dogs, with...
05/03/2019 Pupdate #2
Expectant wild dog mothers select and prepare a den/burrow a few days to a few weeks before giving birth. Gestation is approximately 70 days. After whelping (giving birth), the mother stays within the den for the first few days with the puppies...
05/02/2019 Pupdate #1
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is excited to announce the healthy birth of six endangered African wild dog puppies to first-time parents, Beatrix and Kiraka. In the comfort of a private, underground birthing den, the puppies were born...