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Painted Dog Conservation

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Address: Opposite Hwange National Park Airport, Hwange, Zimbabwe
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+263 18 710

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As the name of the "attraction" suggests, it is a project working to protect Painted (more commonly, if officially less accurately, Wild) Dogs. It is partly a working set up to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard H
Esigodini, Zimbabwe
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Esigodini, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the name of the "attraction" suggests, it is a project working to protect Painted (more commonly, if officially less accurately, Wild) Dogs. It is partly a working set up to research the animals and to look after injured or orphaned dogs. This means you should be able to see one as they are uncommon to encounter in the bush... More 

Thank Richard H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

great place we loved it.pls visit this place as only place to see wild dogs but we were lucky in Botswana when we seen them in tjw wild.

Thank jabeywickrema
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great center, easy access, if they are open, and you'll learn a ton. Call ahead to see if they are open.

Thank ACIDBraden
Harare, Zimbabwe
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59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The dwindling figures of the wild dogs is alarming. We added this activity after game drive at Hwange Safari lodge. Only 5km from the safari lodge is this painted dogs "hospital". Get the animal classification of these special dogs and see how they are kept before release into regular natural wild habitat.

Thank John C
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Such a well organized facility that provided great eduction on the wild dogs. They are truly amazing animas and provide a lesson on efficiency and leadership in the way they hunt and exist.

Thank Dina97
Oakton, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This venue has a lot going for it. The dioramas and the story they tell has excellent education and conservation content. They also do a lot of education work with local students and if you take the outdoors tour you are likely to see them (the students) as they learn about painted dogs and the threats they face from human... More 

Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Excellent a place really worth visiting, even if only to make a donation to help preserve the wild dog. They are such a delightful animal as we not only seen them here but in the wild as well

Thank Ruth N
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

They have a nice visitor center that tells the story of the dogs, explains the problems facing the dogs & need to protect them. We found the anti poaching informative & had no idea the extent of the snares set to trap animals or that an entire pack of dogs can die in the snares. They have taken some of... More 

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Reviewed 10 May 2016

Very interesting, but I probably would not have gone on my own accord; this place was important to the lodge where we stayed and they took us. Saw one dog who was injured. Understand the hearts behind this effort, but according to the staff, the poaching rate has not gone down in the ten years this place has been around.

Thank cathylee
Burkesville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We visited Hwange National Park and on our way to Victoria Falls, our driver asked if we would let him see the Painted Dogs. We said certainly and it was simply wonderful. We would have never seen it. They have two dogs in residence. It requires some walking to see the dogs.

Thank rtwilson1

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