Saturday, January 12, 2013

Short Rains and Collaring

Although the short rains came a bit late this year, they have still made it hard for us to get out of camp and do hyena research. That being said, we made it out 2 mornings ago and were on a quest to find the last hyena in the Mara Triangle destined to receive a GPS collar. Her name is JAVA, and she may be the new queen in one if our clans in the Mara Triangle.

Not sure how it worked out...but we found her and the collar deployment was a success! We weren't expecting to find her because she hasn't been spending too much time away from the den (she has a cub that's 3 months old).

We're very excited to monitor her movement and space use with this super cool technology.

We'll keep you posted!

1 comment:

Scissors MacGillicutty said...

It's the few photos and videos like this, that show a hyena with a human, that give the viewer a sense of the size of these animals. They aren't small! And really, so beautiful.

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