Painted dog pups make entrance at Port Lympne
African Painted dogs pups
settle in at Port Lympne. Pictures: Dave Rolfe
A litter of African painted dog pups have made their debut
appearance at the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park.
The eight pups - five males and three females - were born 12
weeks ago to first time mother Spot Tail, and father Tatu, and are
the first addition to the African painted dog family at the park
Richard Barnes, head of large carnivores, said: “We’re all
delighted to welcome the pups, they are strong, healthy and playful
but their mum and dad do a great job at keeping them in line.”
Animal director Adrian Harland said: “These impressive and
beautiful dogs are endangered in the wild.
"Our breeding programmes with these unique animals will help to
ensure that the species survives into the future.”
Visitors to the park, located in Lympne, will be able to see the
eight pups with mum and dog in their enclosure on The African
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