Sponsor the African Wild Dog Pack
Sponsor the African Wild Dog Pack

Sponsor the African Wild Dog Pack

Regular price £25.00
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African Wild Dog Pack (Lycaon pictus pictus)

In the winter of 2019, our pack of 7 African wild dogs travelled 4400 miles, from Port Lympne Reserve to Parc de la Lékédi, Gabon.  This was the first time a UK wild animal park has ever sent African painted dogs to their native land.

The pack, led by a male Five now live an enclosed area of 14,000 ha of equatorial rainforest, grassland and lakes. The park’s fences are carefully guarded and a complete hunting ban is strictly enforced.

Your Adoption Really Helps

By adopting an Aspinall animal, you are helping to support our amazing overseas work and back to the wild campaigns.

What's included in your adoption?

Digital pack £25 
  • Digital adoption pack including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
  • Certificate of adoption 
  • Please allow up to 14 days for delivery 

  • Printed pack £35 
  • 18cm cuddly toy
  • Adoption folder including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
  • Certificate of adoption 
  • Please allow up to 14 days for delivery 


  • Fun Facts about African Wild Dogs

    In the wild, African painted dogs have been observed 'voting' on whether or not to hunt by sneezing.

     Pack life  

    African painted dogs live in packs led by a dominant pair, who are the only breeding individuals in a group. Social bonds within packs are extremely strong; weak or sick members are often given food and assisted by stronger individuals.  

    What do African wild dogs eat??  

    Various antelope species including wildebeest. Large packs have been observed preying on zebras. 

    How we're helping 

    The Port Lympne pack are the first African painted dogs to live in Gabon since the local population were hunted to extinction several decades ago. This translocation is the first step towards re-establishing a wild population of African painted dogs in Gabon.