Free roaming African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) occur in Limpopo Province. These wild dogs are naturally occurring, were not reintroduced and did not escape from any fenced reserves. If they must be moved (most often to protect them from the wrath of farmers), they should be released in a safe area that forms part of their range. Identified safe areas in the Waterberg include Marakele National Park, Marakele Pty Ltd and Lapalala Wilderness. As none of these properties have fences that will contain wild dogs, wild dogs can escape and continue to function as part of the free roaming population.
While there is a lot of publicity in the press, other media and public or private communications about the plight of a certain few animals, very little is ever mentioned about Lycaon pictus or the African Wild Dog.