Tag: Africa

What have we learnt?

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, governments have been implementing various policies in order to try and best deal with the threat relative to their own country. For South Africa that has included shutting schools, meaning we have finished our eco-schools and environmental education sessions…

Valentines Day – primate flirtation

A Valentines Day blog on baboon behaviour can really only mean we are looking at one thing… It has been said that romantic behaviour in primates can be not too dissimilar to our own human behaviour. Whether this provokes amusement or embarrassment is really…

A window to the elusive

Sometimes there are moments when you are treated to something truly special, given an invitation to something you maybe feel you shouldn’t be watching. One of our camera traps provided us with one of these moments last week.   One of our Masters students,…

Aardwolf – some fun facts on the beautiful “earth wolf”

As we continue our camera grid into August, we have been really treated with various species turning up on the cameras! One of the species that has provided particular excitement in camp is the aardwolf (Proteles cristatus). Although quite widely distributed across Southern Africa,…

Reptiles in & around Alldays – by Kurt van Wyk

Alldays sits in a promising area for reptiles. Due to the high number of game farms in the surrounding landscape, land-use is arguably sufficiently low to allow for significant diversity and abundance. While winter is generally less productive for reptile surveys than the summer…