The Wild Dog pup that came to us from Middlesex Estate/ farm outside Hoedspruit in July, now named Akila, had a big enclosure waiting for her. Akila is now 5 months old and still growing, we only thought it would be advantageous for her to go into her first big enclosure. She is loving all the extra space to run around and all the bushes to hide under. Akila is still very aware of her “Ma” Nikita but does not appreciate the affections of other humans.
Did you know? Their scientific name, Lycaon pictus, literally means painted wolf, referencing their mottled fur with black, brown, yellow and white colourings. Every dog’s coat has a unique pattern making individuals easy to spot.