African Painted Dogs

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African painted dogs are an endangered species. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has partnered with Greg Rasmussen and the African Painted Dog Project to help conservation efforts at the African Painted Dog Bush Camp in Zimbabwe Africa.

Greg and his team are providing the Zoo with the latest knowledge from his research in the field. They are using colored collars to track populations and screenings to prevent disease. The team is using the latest technologies and practices to reduce accidental deaths by car accidents, protecting the dogs from farmers and ranchers protecting their livestock, as well as poachers. Getting the word out is key to the success of this project.

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The Zoo is promoting painted dog conservation in the U.S. by providing husbandry and captive care expertise, as well as students to assist with the project. In addition, the Zoo sends funds to the Bush Camp.  

Visit to learn more about Greg Rasmussen and the Painted Dog Conservation project.