Painted Dog Research Trust: An evening with Greg Rasmussen, biologist from Zimbabwe
Greg Rasmussen is a British wildlife conservation biologist who has studied the African Painted Dog (also known as wild dpg) for more than 30 years working in Zimbabwe. He is the founder of Painted Dog Conservation and is currently the head of Painted Dog Research Trust in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
In 2003, while tracking a rhino, Rasmussen survived a plane crash that left him severely injured and alone in the African bush. He endured 36 hours of horror that left him paralyzed, both legs crushed, in extreme pain and no water, fighting off lions and hyenas. He was eventually rescued and almost lost his feet. He is known for his research, excellent storytelling and energetic spirit. The story of his survival is featured in season one of I Shouldn't Be Alive, a documentary series broadcast on the Discovery Channel.
Rasmussen will discuss "Tracking Africa's Most Enigmatic, Elusive and Endangered Carnivore" during this dinner.