New Ongava Research Centre...

Our new research facility will be opening in April 2019, we’ll update the website soon with more information.

We have left our previous blog online below if you’d like to have a look at some of the amazing camera trap images from the past 3 years.

Ongava Research Centre Blog...

Camera Trap Image of the Week - 37
- (Added 11. Jun. 2013 - 10:00)

This is what we might call ‘closely guarding one’s cubs’! The camera here is mounted on a pole in the middle of the waterhole.

Camera Trap Image of the Week - 36
- (Added 4. Jun. 2013 - 10:00)

African Hawk Eagles are common visitors to our waterholes, and one advantage they gain in these locations is that the areas around waterholes are generally open. This makes their prey (other birds) vulnerable to an aerial assault. Here we see an eagle in ‘final approach’, and then a different individual that has succeeded in catching a helmeted guineafowl.

Camera Trap Image of the Week - 35
- (Added 28. May. 2013 - 10:00)

Some bird species exhibit melanism – the development of dark-coloured pigments, which is the opposite of albinism. Here we see a melanistic gabar goshawk Melierax gabar making a rapid exit from the vicinity of the waterhole. Generally these colour variants are quite rare, although this species of goshawk is recorded as occasionally producing a dark-form individual.

Recent Arrivals
- (Added 23. May. 2013 - 10:00)

 Some recent arrivals in our Himba Pride...

Camera Trap Image of the Week - 34
- (Added 21. May. 2013 - 10:00)

It is inevitable that we are going to turn up some classic shots. So here is the answer to one of life’s mysteries – how do porcupines mate? ‘Carefully’ is the joke answer. Here we see that the female actually rotates her quills completely forward so as to make life a little less awkward for the male!

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