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 up to the prospective reader! Grooming is a very important partContinue reading “Valentines Day – primate flirtation”

2020 at the AWCRC

It’s a new year and exciting changes are afoot at the AWCRC! At the end of 2019 we expanded into a whole new camp, increasing our capacity for new volunteers and students to join us. The move also saw us into a grand new office space, including some sofas for comfortable working or socialising inContinue reading “2020 at the AWCRC”

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, Lauren, who came to carry out her fieldwork with us aContinue reading “A window to the elusive”

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, their nocturnal and somewhat secretive nature makes captures of them extraContinue reading “Aardwolf – some fun facts on the beautiful “earth wolf””

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 months, we’ve still had a nice selection of species turn up!Continue reading “Reptiles in & around Alldays – by Kurt van Wyk”