Wild Dogs were once hunted down because they were regarded as vermin. Today only 400 – 500 wild dogs remain in Kenya. They are the second most endangered top predator and have suffered from epidemics of rabies and distemper originating in domesticated dogs. In all of Africa only 3000-5000 wild dogs still roam the open savannas, where they are the most successful hunter. Now conservationist are hoping to save Laikipia’s Phoenix pack, by vaccinating all the domestic dogs in the area.