Update from our working holiday volunteering with leopards, elephants and cheetahs in Namibia, Africa (http://www.biosphere-expeditions.org/namibia).

Thursday was our Vehicle Game Count and I think all three transects saw significantly more amounts of game than the previous week. It’s always great fun to be out and about on Okambara that time of day and see things from the early riser point of view. One team picked up a hyaena track and another got down to investigate and record the tracks. Back at base, Louize made a new friend.

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We caught two porcupines in the box traps overnight, so most of the team has now seen one up close and personally. Jackie and Sue volunteered to liberate the one at Bergposten. Thursday night we had a nice sunset, complete with Emil, the male rhinoceros, attending the water hole just before dark. Somehow I never get too mad when he interrupts my briefings 😉

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We said good-bye to Team 4 this morning, and they’ll be missed. Thanks everyone for your hard work, your flexibility, and for making our time in the field fun, in spite of the scorching afternoon sun. We could not have collected nearly as much data as without you, and we never would have caught and collared that hyaena and the THREE honey badgers. As the journal says TEAM FOUR ROCKS!

We’re into our week break now and look forward to meeting Team 5 next Sunday, 13 October! Over and out until then.

Update from our working holiday volunteering with leopards, elephants and cheetahs in Namibia, Africa

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