Where are the Serengeti’s Wild Dogs?

Photo: Per Harald Olsen/AfricanBioServices

In 1991, the wild dogs started to disappear from Serengeti national park, due to the steadily increasing population of lions and hyenas.

An article in Savanna Science by Cheryl Lyn Dybas talks about the mystery of the whereabouts of the wild dog. The article includes research shared by AfricanBioServices.

Where are the Serengeti’s Wild Dogs? (PDF)

The dogs did survive in the park’s outskirts. Data show that they sometimes cross the boundaries of the park. Therefore, wild dogs could reside there. But they don’t.

Photo: Per Harald Olsen/AfricanBioServices