Peter Blinston of Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) works on the frontline of saving painted wolves (also known as painted dogs or African wild dogs) in the mid-Zambezi region of Zimbabwe. The packs that PDC studies were featured in Dynasties, a new series from BBC Earth. This series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, follows five of the world’s most iconic and endangered species, including the painted wolf. The episode demonstrates the intricate social dynamics of painted wolves and how alpha females play a critical role in the pack’s survival.
While filming Dynasties: Painted Wolf, BBC film crews captured Peter in the process of darting and collaring painted wolves. Learn more about the research used to track these beautiful but threatened animals in the video below, and hear Peter as he explains how this information is critical to protecting the species.