Anti-Poaching Dogs Protect Kenya’s Endangered Wildlife

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: March 23, 2017Updated: March 29, 2017103 views
Published: March 23, 2017Updated: March 29, 2017

HIGHLY-TRAINED dogs are the latest weapon in the battle against rampant rhino and elephant poaching at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. From tracking to attacking, these specialised canines are tasked with protecting the park’s precious wildlife. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to some of the most endangered wildlife in the world and, in 2013 with poaching threats on the rise, the park established an anti-poaching dog unit consisting mainly of a special breed of dog known as a Malinois. The breed is known for its hardiness in extreme conditions, its intelligence, high energy and speed.

Videographer / director: Earth Touch
Producer: Crystal Chung, Nick Johnson
Editor: Sonia Estal

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