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Den cam streams an African Wild Dog pack live.

 

I’ve been checking in semi-regularly to a live video feed from the Blue Canyon Game Conservancy near Hoedspruit, South Africa, but my timing hasn’t been great—until this morning. Over my first cup of coffee, I enjoyed a long, lingering glimpse of an African Wild Dog pack, including a passel of squealing newborn pups. I think I counted nine. (At last check, the pups were wrestling, while one dog--the mother?--poked her snout into the group.) It’s captivating footage made even better by the fact that there’s no heroic music nor editing for false drama. Just behavior on display set against the ambient noises of wildlife, the occasional jet overhead and the vocalizations of the second most endangered carnivore on the African continent.

The research camera (with infrared capability) was installed by a team of conservationists from the Ingwe Leopard Project and Wildearth.tv, who have made it available—for free—to anyone who wants to watch it or embed it.

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Lisa Wogan lives in Seattle and is the author of, most recently, Dog Park Wisdom.

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Thumbnail Wild Dog image: www.wildearth.tv Copyright Pieter Pretorius

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