SEARCHING FOR WILD DOG in SOUTHERN TANZANIA  By Peter Burkill

SEARCHING FOR WILD DOG in SOUTHERN TANZANIA By Peter Burkill

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PETER BURKILL: Originally a Biological Oceanographer (PhD in 1985) and, with over 5,000 publications to my name, became Director of the Sir Alister Hardy Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Plymouth, UK. In 2012 I was elected by 32 countries to serve as the President of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). In 2020 I joined the University of Plymouth where I am an Emeritus Professor. I am also a photographer joining Nikon as a professional. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Marine Biological Association of the UK. I have always enjoyed telling people about the natural world.

TALK: I travelled to Ruaha and Selous National Parks in June 2024 wanting to photograph African Wild Dog (or Painted Devils to give them their prosiac name) but in June and July they 'den' which causes interesting problems for those that want to see them. With only 1,500 individuals left in the wilds of Africa, they are rare and need wide open land where they can see and then chase their prey easily. They hunt by chasing the prey, normally an ungulate, over several miles until the latter becomes exhausted and trips or falls over. The unfortunate prey is then eaten - often alive - as they are shadowed by hyena that steal their prey. I will tell you about my visit to Ruaha and Selous, little visited areas in Tanzania, and show you some of the wildlife including birds that the Wild Dog live among.

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Mon 7th Oct2pm
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