Dr. Greg Rasmussen
Dr. Greg Rasmussen was born in London and moved to Zimbabwe with his parents aged 11. After college, he began work on an African wild dog research project in Hwange National Park and became so committed to the painted dogs that he sold all his belongings to live and work for their protection.
In 2003 he was involved in a light plane crash, which left him severely injured and alone in the African bush. He endured extreme temperatures and exposure to predators while he waited for help. He was eventually rescued and the story of his survival was featured in the Channel 4’s ‘ Alive’ and Discovery Channel’s ‘I shouldn’t be alive’ series.
Greg is a conservation biologist who spends almost all of his time researching African wild dogs in Zimbabwe and other African countries. He was the founder of Painted Dog Conservation and has recently set up Painted Dog Research Trust (PDRT) to sustain the research he does by helping young Zimbabweans to get involved.
We worked with Greg when he was a Director of PDC.
View our Exclusive expert-led safaris
complete our enquiry form
- New Masai Mara Safari Departure - 26 June - 2 July 2017
- Two New Artists for 2018
- Painting the Arctic Wilderness and Northern Lights with Hazel Soan - August 2018
- Syria remembered by a group of artists - Painting in Syria 2010
- IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus)
- Hoi An - A melting pot of history, architecture, colour and cooking.
- Polar Bears and Arctic Wildlife with Stephen Mills MA (Oxon)
- Special Masai Mara Safari with Jackson Looseyia
- Wolf Conservation Expedition, Ethiopia