Meet Hodari, a Courageous K9 who protects her flock and village family from attacks by lions and other carnivores. Hodari is a 4-year-old gentle-giant of a dog who lives in a remote village in the Ruaha landscape in Tanzania. The Ruaha landscape is a critical conservation area -- 10% of all wild African lions occur in this unfenced landscape which includes a national park, wilderness areas, and village land. Hodari is a treasured member of the Lion Guarding Dog team. Guarding Dogs, when placed with families, as in the case of Hodari, contribute to a drop in lion attacks on livestock and this results in less retaliatory lion killings.
Hodari loves keeping goats safe in her home in Tanzania and prefers to spend all her waking and sleeping hours with them. Attacks by lions and other carnivores are often at night, so Hodari sleeps in her little tower in the middle of the livestock enclosure with the livestock, barking to alert them if there is danger. In order to keep her safe and healthy, she needs regular medical check-ups which are expensive in the remote village where she currently lives. Every week, Hodari’s family in rural Tanzania spends over $30 for her medical expenses to ensure she is safe from all diseases. Hodari needs your help to cover essential medical costs. By keeping her happy and healthy, YOU are ensuring that endangered lion populations in remote Ruaha do not become extinct, and Hodari continues to do what she loves.
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