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...

fieldwork Blog - Leopard Study - Night 8
- (Added 2. Oct. 2012 - 10:00)

Lions in the area all night, trap closed. No leopard activity recorded.

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fieldwork Blog - Leopard Study - Night 7
- (Added 1. Oct. 2012 - 10:00)

Trap baited and set, also thorn brush used to divert game trail into mouth of trap. No leopard activity recorded.

fieldwork Blog - Leopard Study - Night 6
- (Added 30. Sep. 2012 - 10:00)

Trap baited and set. We were lucky enough to see the leopard drinking at waterhole at 18h45. We held our breath as she walked back to the trap… and simply walked straight past, totally ignoring bait, never pausing to sniff. Frustrating!

fieldwork Blog - Leopard Study - Night 5
- (Added 29. Sep. 2012 - 10:00)

Trap set and baited. Nothing all night, camera traps show nothing.

We decided at this stage to make a modification to the trap so that we could have a remote alarm when the gate closes. This hopefully allows us to react immediately if anything is caught, but also to not have to monitor the trap all night in case of lion activity. We therefore now have a hooter that is triggered about 100m from the trap, close to the research centre.

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