A Litter of Teeny Tiny African Painted Dog Puppies Emerge Noisily From Their Den for the First Time

While at the & Beyond Camp on the South African side of Kruger National Park, wildlife photographer Morkel Erasmus of Wild Eye SA captured incredibly beautiful photos and a sweet video of an African painted dog bringing her teeny-tiny pups out from their warm den and into the world for the very first time.

A moment of serendipity – as a litter of African Wild Dog (Painted Dog) puppies come out of their den for the first time at @andbeyondsafari Ngala. The work that the EWT @knpwilddogs do in the Greater Kruger is crucial for the South African metapopulation of these highly endangered predators…

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