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Sean Zeederberg

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As a young boy growing up on an agricultural farm in Zimbabwe, Sean spent every opportunity entertaining himself outdoors, camping in the local nature reserve and learning about all facets of the natural world. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental ...

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on Determined Hyena Takes on Pack of Wild Dogs

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Ian Hall
Senior Digital Ranger

Wonderful photos and stunning video. Lucky enough to see a full Wild Dog hunt in 2014 at Londolozi (well done Simon Smit for superb driving)

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Simon? Superb driving? Are you sure you’ve got the right ranger Ian? 😉 Haha

Ian Hall
Senior Digital Ranger

Sorry James, It was really good, he followed the hunt for about a mile through bush, plains and ended up in the sand river. Edge of your seat stuff, it was the most amazing drive and Simon got to the kill first. I have been to Africa and India about twenty times and for skilled driving I have to rate it as 1st equal. If you go back to the Londolozi blogs in September 2014 you can see it all.

Jeff Rodgers
Senior Digital Ranger

Incredibly intense photos and great description.

Denise Vouri
Digital Tracker

Wow! That had to have been an awesome morning. While in the Moremi Plains, Botswana, we followed a pack of wild dogs that had a hyena interloper along for the hope of a kill. Enter impalas – dogs run, hyena watches…… score one for the impala, zero for the dogs and hyena. Oh well, there’s always later.

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Amazing sighting Sean. Incredible inter-action and behaviour between the two species. Fantastic video footage.

Rich Laburn
Head of Digital

Awesome story and very interesting video Sean thanks for sharing. It reminds me of a post we featured a few years ago when a pack of wild dogs got the better of a hyena. One of the alpha dogs bit the hyena on the nose and refused to let go, providing some interesting viewing. Check it out here: http://blog.londolozi.com/2013/05/23/wild-dog-bites-hyena/

Jenifer Collins
Explorer

SO COOL! We watched several hunts on our last visit, all taken immediately by hyenas. Happy to see the wild dog packs doing so well. Did you see this NYT article on the wild dog? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/science/wild-dogs-sneeze-hunt.html?_r=0

Thank you Sean for posting this!!!

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

Such an interesting article Jenfier and I must say I think they’re spot on!!

Mauricia Neeley
Explorer

love all the vocalization and comments from guest as well. Great sighting.

Leonie De Young
Explorer

A good blog Sean. The wild dogs are certainly efficient hunters – most of the time. There is no way I could watch them kill the impala though. There was an article in the New York Times about wild dogs and their sneezing habits – very interesting indeed. Thank you.

Vivien Jones
Explorer

Thank you for sharing the photos and video. Looking forward to being there again next June.

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