Malawi: Research activities

Update from our Malawi expedition working on cats, primates, elephants and African biodiversity

Our expedition is in full swing. Half of group 1 is already over and today is our day off with resupply runs (and visits to local villages and the market).

We’ve been very busy with our research activities every day and also every day the elephants, very many of them, have come down to the lake in front of our base camp to drink, dust bathe, fight and play, and delight us with their presence.

We have already counted hundreds of hippos, added three elephants to the ID database, captured one delightful fruit bat, analysed three elephant boli, driven three and walked one mammal transect, etc., etc.

And because pictures speak more than a thousand words, here are lots (with thanks to Ng Kui Lai and John Haddon for sharing some of theirs)…

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