Lions hit the puppies hard

I am very sad to have to tell you all that we do not have even one surviving member of this year’s Wild Dog litter. Every single one has gone, and we think they were all accounted for by lions. Our pack has dwindled to just two adult females and a male yearling. We know there are a few groups in the area, but by “area” I mean quite a vast expanse of space. We are hoping that these ladies will attract in a group of dispersing males from elsewhere who will establish a new pack in time for next years’ denning season.

Our hopes were for this years’ litter building the next phase of strength of the Venetia Pack, we are bitterly disappointed by this setback. We are listening out avidly for any sightings of dogs in the area and will keep you informed of progress.

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