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Home Again, Home Again

Day 14 had one last dawn safari, before a long journey back to Nairobi to catch our flight back home. The flights themselves left at 11:30 pm, so we had to be there to check in by 9. The dawn safari had a few last surprises for us, one group spotted a Caracal, another found…

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eu211    January 24th, 2016    Kenya archive    , ,


Day 10 was again rather uneventful, a full day of data collection, a couple of card games, beginning statistical analysis and then bed. We did see an unusual speckled amethyst sunbird, and are debating whether it’s an oddly moulting male or a true gynandromorph. (Photo by Jake Letori) Day 11 was much the same, data…

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eu211    January 20th, 2016    Kenya archive    , ,

The Monkeys of Mt. Kenya

The afternoon after we climbed Mt. Longonot, we arrived at Nakuru Conservancy and went on our first game drive of the trip! Finally, we were able to open the roofs and stand in our vans. We explored Nakuru and were treated to the sight of owls, cape buffalo, waterbucks, grey crowned cranes, and our very…

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cg336    January 18th, 2016    Kenya archive    , ,

Lions and Rhinos (no bears)

Day 7 got off to an unusual start when a puppy stole Purabi’s sock. A day of data gathering later, we reconvened for dinner at 7 and graded project discussions afterwards. A rather uneventful day, with another set of early nights in preparation for more morning data work. Day 8 saw a productive morning of…

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eu211    January 16th, 2016    Kenya archive    , ,

Rain and Marabou

Day 4 for the Behaviour course, and we’re off to another early start – leaving at 7:30 to get to Naivasha at 3. After an uneventful few hours and a stop at the resting place of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, we made it to the equator, where one of the guides showed us the Coriolis…

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eu211    January 13th, 2016    Kenya archive    , ,