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Helicopter-assisted boma capture of African wild dogs Lycaon pictus

R.A. English, M. Stalmans, M.G.L. Mills, A. van Wyk

Koedoe; Vol 36, No 1 (1993), 103-106. doi: 10.4102/koedoe.v36i1.368

Submitted: 16 September 1993
Published:  16 September 1993


The first successful use of helicopter-assisted boma capture of African wild dogs Lycaonpictus is reported. Techniques used, effort expended and success rate achieved, are described. The first attempt to catch a particular pack is likely to be the most successful and should be carefully planned, as the dogs quickly leam to avoid being driven into the boma. Boma capture offers the possibility of quickly catching and relocating a complete pack of wild dogs.

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Author affiliations

R.A. English, Deceased, South Africa
M. Stalmans, National Parks Board, South Africa
M.G.L. Mills, KaNgwane Parks Corporation, South Africa
A. van Wyk, KaNgwane Parks Corporation, South Africa


capture, Lycaonpictus.


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