Five bush dogs were born on August 6, 2022.
Released very recently from their burrows, these small dogs (3 females and 2 males) still spend much of their day sleeping. Although fearful, they venture out of their nest for a few minutes in the afternoon. We can observe them following their parents very closely.
The zoo team is very happy to see these pups flourish because this is the first time since the arrival of the species in 2016, that a litter is raised until this age.
Although protected in many countries, bush dog populations are declining due to habitat destruction.
Classified as ‘near threatened’ by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), this species is the subject of a European Programme for threatened species in which the Sable Zoo actively participates.