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Wild dogs are welcome.

FIVE endangered African wild dogs are making themselves at home after joining the DZG collection.

Four brothers Diallo, Azizi, Ochi and Gamba, aged six years old, and their seven-year-old sister Subira have arrived from Chester Zoo.

FRIENDS OUR AT DUDLEY Curator Richard Brown said: "We're thrilled with the new pack. They're lovely looking animals and will display really well.

CREATURE FEATURES BRING "We put them straight on to the hardstand section of their paddock while they settled in but hope to have them out to explore the rest of it as soon as possible."

"African wild dogs have always been popular animals at DZG and it's great to have a new pack on site."

Painted dog donation Thanks to our generous visitors, we've sent off PS1,236.07 to help endangered African dogs in the wild.

ZOO THE Painted Dog Conservation in Zimbabwe was DZ's chosen charity of 2015 with staff organising a Wild Dog Week last summer to pull in the pounds with a 900km static cycle ride, face painting and colouring competition.

ALL YOU NEWS LATEST The event raised more than PS600 and along with the proceeds from the 2016 calendar, which raised more than PS500, we were delighted send the final amount to the project.

DZG's South section leader Nicola Wright, who organised the site fundraising efforts with senior keeper Jodie Dryden, said: "We were thrilled to be able to send so much money over to Zimbabwe to help the project in their continuing work to protect the painted dog in the wild and we're thankful to our visitors who are always keen to support DZ's in-situ and ex-situ conservation efforts."

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