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Rich Laburn

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Rich is the driving force behind Londolozi’s online storytelling and the Londolozi blog. His passions of digital media, film and photography, combined with his field-guiding background, have seen him take the Londolozi blog to new heights since he began it in 2009. Rich ...

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on Wild Dogs Chased by Elephants

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Penny Parker
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What sensational footage! Those ellies weren’t taking ANY chances hey. Stunning interaction. Never seen Wild Dog interact with any other species before in the wild, so this has been great, thanks. The guests are clearly South African..? The lady say’s “Oh mommy” 🙂 🙂

Shannon Marnell
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I have indeed seen a wild dog hunt an Impala. Her story is unique as she is referred to the lone painted dog at Mombo camp in Botswana. The first time i saw her was May 2009 and truly felt sorry for her as she was the last of her species in the area. How would she survive? She looked healthy though. I returned there is January of this year and now the most unusual thing happened. Since i have seen her last she teamed up with three black backed Jackel. It appears they need each other to survive. Although the hunt that i saw in 2009 was unsuccessful as a Hyena caught wind and we lost the painted dog. However it led us to a Leopard that just killed an impala and was dragging it into the bush. It was amazing then and now to have just seen her as healthy as other with the Jackel makes me feel privileged I was able to see her twice. I hope to see her again into the future.

Rich Laburn
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Thats an incredible story Shannon. I have also read about it before – quite a unique and special relationship between the jackals and the wild dog. I tend to agree with you about needing each other to survive. Both animals are social and fairly gregarious, perhaps they also need companionship as much as hunting partners?

Tom Nolle
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We saw a pack of wild dogs in Botswana, hunting impala successfully at nightfall. They were then attacked by a pack of hyenas, and the result was a free-for-all that sounded like the end of the world! Dogs and hyenas ran through the beams of spotlights and rover lights (the only illumination by that point) with chunks of impala in their mouths, and we saw one dog injured in the fight. It was too dark for a video, sadly!

Bronwyn
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The Londolozi Sales team is in Vegas and you are killing us each day as the game viewing just get better and better, Wild dogs and Elephants (come on!!!) We miss the Londolozi Family!!!
energy from us all
Bron, Boyd- Jill and James

John Holley
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An insane sighting! High adrenaline levels as the elephants started chasing all and any one in sight!

Sue Prince
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Great footage, thanks so much for sharing. Unbelievable sighting.

Gail Woloz
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Wow! Exciting clip!!! And especially for my clients – the Schinik family – who experienced this wonder with you all from a vehicle! They are now in Botswana and nothing seems to be living up to their experience at Londolozi! Thank you!

Rich Laburn
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It is an absolute pleasure Gail, having spent a bit of time with the Schinik family out on some of the drives, including the one above I must admit that it was quite a sensational week of game viewing. Thanks as always for your kind comments on the blog and our facebook account. Rich

Diane Hunter
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Whoa! Catching up with the blog and what a spectacular event to witness. Clearly, not wise to mess with a momma elephant. Great video, Rich!

Rich Laburn
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Thanks Di, it was a truly spectacular afternoon to be a part of it. Glad you enjoyed the video.

Krystyna
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Good post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject?
I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Cheers!

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