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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 | a368 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v36i1.368 | © 1993 R.A. English, M. Stalmans, M.G.L. Mills, A. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 September 1993 | Published: 16 September 1993

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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

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Abstract

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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capture, Lycaonpictus.

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