Over nine years the Bumi Hills Anti-Poaching Unit (BHAPU) has removed over 20,000 wire snares. Fine-tuning the numbers makes for alarming statistics: this equates to an annual average of over 2,200 or six snares every day.
Mana Pools National Park is a hot, dry dusty place in November. The animals appeared listless in the relentless heat. Not so the Wild Dogs, aka “Painted Wolves”. A large pack had settled in the flood plain and needed to eat every day.