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Xmas 2014
- (Added 19. Dec. 2014 - 09:13)

Hi Everyone,

We'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thanks to those who have been following the blog over the year, and wish everyone a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!

We leave you for this year with one of our favourite pictures from the year's camera trapping projects...

Kind regards

Ken, Sabina, Abby and Simeon, Ongava Research Centre

2014 - Week 49
- (Added 7. Dec. 2014 - 11:00)

Rain! OK, I confess, this picture was taken during last year’s rains – but there has been some rain on the reserve, and this is what it can look like… After a very long and hot dry season, a relief… Let’s hope this marks the start of a productive rainy season. 

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…


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