Four bush dogs were born on June 4th, 2023.

Barely a year after the birth of three females and two male bushdog dogs, we welcome the arrival of four new puppies, bringing the family to eleven individuals!
It is in a natural burrow, dug by the parents, that the four hairballs were born. Fed and pampered by the family, sheltered from human gaze for almost a month, they recently made a few short escapades outside. Under the watchful eye of Teko, their 5-year-old father and Evita, their 4-year-old mother, they explore this new environment with curiosity. This birth is very important, because by participating in the rearing of the young, the young of the previous litter learn to take care of them and will later be able to raise their own offspring.
Native to South America, the bush dog is listed as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, due to the decline of 20-25% of its population over the past 12 years. It even seems that in the majority of countries of its range this species is rare or unknown! Thus, it is classified as “vulnerable” in Brazil and “critically endangered” in Argentina. The causes of its gradual disappearance are multiple: degradation and loss of its habitat, decrease in the number of its prey due to illegal hunting and domestic dogs…