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Chimpanzee behaviour on camera trap

Understanding chimpanzee behaviour and culture in Africa

    Chimp & See: understanding chimpanzee behaviour and culture in Africa By Tomos Williams & Tobie Wharton Since 2004, Mimi Arandjelovic has been studying wild ape populations at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany and is the project coordinator of the Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee (PanAf). Mimi focuses on …

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Elephant on camera trap

Behind the Citizen Spy: Instant Wild

[su_note note_color=”#ffffff” text_color=”#34322c” radius=”5″] Behind the Spy: Instant Wild By Kat Holmes Developed by the Zoological Society of London, Instant Wild is a mobile app and website, which displays live wildlife photographs that have been instantly sent from camera traps around the world. Users view, comment on and identify the species seen in the image. …

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SafariSpy: Saving the best for last…

   Back to SafariSpy SafariSpy: saving the best for last By Kat Holmes Yes it is the last SafariSpy post for now. Our camera trap has made the long journey back to the UK but not before taking one last outing, which turned out to be the best to date! Kev and Emma, who …

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Yellow mongoose

SafariSpy: a cat back from the dead!

By Kat Holmes The SafariSpy camera trap was recently borrowed by Dr. Richard Meissner, a local researcher who had never used a camera trap before. He placed the camera trap in his garden which lies next to a game reserve. All kinds of visitors cross into his garden including small mammals, birds and even spitting …

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SafariSpy: aardvarks, the secretive ‘earth pigs’

    Back to SafariSpy Capturing secretive ‘Earth Pigs’ As our SafariSpy camera has ventured out into South Africa we have met some great people using camera traps to conserve wildlife. This guest blog is by Dr Amy-Leigh Shuttleworth, who is studying aardvarks with WESSA and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Aardvarks, (Orycteropus afer) are medium-sized …

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Warthog

SafariSpy: bird brains and warthogs

   Back to SafariSpy SafariSpy: bird brains and warthogs By Kat Holmes I took the camera trap back to the Waterberg mountains to see if I could do better than last time. Obviously practice pays off, I found a great spot where wildlife was passing between the campsite area and the nearby waterhole. Helmeted guinea fowl …

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Rhino communication camera trap

Behind the Spy: capturing rhino communication

Behind the Spy: capturing rhino communication By Kat Holmes Click for black rhino video (courtesy of Courtney Marneweck) This time I am talking to Courtney Marneweck who is conducting her PhD research on how rhinos use olfactory (sense of smell) communication. She is working through the University of KwaZulu-Natal in  South Africa and is trying to …

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Vulture restaurant

SafariSpy: A restaurant for vultures…

 Back to SafariSpy SafariSpy: A restaurant for vultures… By Kat Holmes The SafariSpy camera trap has been out with Dr Paul Bartels, a lecturer and veterinarian at the Tshwane University of Technology. Paul has set up a vulture supplementary feeding site or “vulture restaurant” on his land in the Magaliesberg mountains near Pretoria. This site offered a …

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SafariSpy riverine rabbit

SafariSpy: Rare rabbits of the Karoo cavorting in the daylight

[su_note note_color=”#ffffff” text_color=”#34322c” radius=”5”] Rare rabbits of the Karoo cavorting in the daylight As our SafariSpy camera has ventured out into South Africa we have met some great people using camera traps to conserve wildlife. This guest blog is by Christy Bragg, Drylands Conservation Programme Manager at the Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa. One of the …

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