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...


2014 - Week 48
- (Added 30. Nov. 2014 - 11:00)

So far this year the rains have threatened a little but no sign of anything significant yet, hence we are at the height of the dry season. Tempers get a little frayed… It seems that mountain zebra are particularly aggressive in these circumstances, and will kick out and bite anything in range – usually another mountain zebra!



2014 - Week 47
- (Added 23. Nov. 2014 - 11:00)

A chance to see elephant skin close up… For something that looks this tough and rugged, their skin is actually very sensitive. This is why elephants spend a lot of time washing, blowing and also applying mud to their hides – they need to protect themselves against sun and insects.



2014 - Week 46
- (Added 16. Nov. 2014 - 11:00)

This is very nice to see – 2 sub-adult Verraux’s Eagles, presumably having a bit of aerial combat practice close to one of our waterholes. This means we must have a breeding pair close by…

 



2014 - Week 45
- (Added 9. Nov. 2014 - 11:00)

“Now this is how you get all the water out of the waterhole…”



2014 - Week 44
- (Added 2. Nov. 2014 - 11:00)

If you ever wondered why we put our camera traps in steel enclosures bolted to trees, have a look at this sequence, taken from another camera just after sunset (so these shots are in infra-red…).

 

 

Sometimes the trap triggers...

 

Resulting in a close up of a very curious juvenile lion!




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