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 - 16
- (Added 15. Jan. 2013 - 11:00)

We often see lions ‘playing’ with porcupines Hystrix africaeaustralis at waterholes – they may surround the porcupine, but its quills prove effective in fending off any attacks. Sadly not all the time, it seems, since this lion has managed to expose the soft underbelly and killed the porcupine…

Camera Trap Image of the Week - 15
- (Added 8. Jan. 2013 - 11:00)

During the dry season our waterholes become very busy, with animals queuing to drink. Some species become rather impatient, and others don’t like being disturbed – this mountain zebra clearly did not want to give up her position at the water!

Camera Trap Image of the Week - 14
- (Added 1. Jan. 2013 - 11:00)

Another nice example of an ID-quality shot of a female lion. Here we can clearly see her whisker spot patterns, which allow us to be sure of her identity and hence which group we would expect to see her with. That’s the research centre in the background…

Camera Trap Image of the Week - 13
- (Added 31. Dec. 2013 - 11:00)

We often see caracal on our camera traps, but almost always at night and almost always just one individual. Here we have a rare shot of a pair of caracals pictured at one of our waterholes in the early morning.

Christmas Greetings...
- (Added 25. Dec. 2012 - 11:00)

We would like to wish our friends, colleagues, sponsors and all those who have supported us at the Research Centre in 2012 a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for a fantastic 2013.

Ken & Sabina Stratford

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