Category: African painted dog birth
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
While alpha male, Dojo, stood guard outside the den box in the early morning hours of November 17, Xena, our female African painted dog, began giving birth to her fourth litter of critically endangered pups.
Throughout the delivery, the exact number of pups was a mystery to Zoo staff as they monitored Xena’s progress on remote cameras. After two days of active labor, they confirmed that Xena had given birth to 14 painted pups!
Xena has become an experienced and doting mother....
at Wednesday, November 30, 2016