Adopt an African Painted Dog: Mana

Covid-19 Adoption Announcement: In light of the recent government lockdown, we are unable to post adaptation packs ordered after Monday, 23 March 2020. An e-copy of your adoption pack content will be emailed to you. The sketch (and toy) will be sent at a later date. Please accept our apologies and we hope you understand under these difficult circumstances.

Meet Mana, our ambassador for wild painted dogs.

DSWF has supported Painted dog conservation since 1995. Painted dogs once inhabited 39 countries in Africa, forming a population of 500,000.  Today, approximately 5,500 individuals exist across seven African countries.

By adopting Mana, our ambassador for this endangered, enigmatic carnivore, you are helping to ensure the future of one of the most endangered mammals.

This special adoption comes with the choice of adding a handmade Painted dog toy to your pack. Each toy is individually and lovingly made by Little Ndaba, a women’s community group in Zambia that helps provide alternative incomes to those living close to wildlife. Click here to read more about Little Ndaba

Click here for more information on our Painted dog project in Zimbabwe.

Painted Dog


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