This past Summer I was a BEAM student (behavioral ecology of African mammals) in Kenya. BEAM is a three week study abroad program run by Dr. Holekamp's graduate students. During my three weeks on BEAM I traveled to Meru, Nakuru and, of course, to the Mara. I learned all about the wildlife and ecology in Kenya, and got a great introduction to the kind of field research that is done out here. When the three weeks were up, I realized that I had fallen in love with the Mara, and knew that I'd have to come back.
Since I've been back in the Mara, I've been greeted by lots of familiar faces:
Seen some amazing views:
And, of course, started meeting some of the guys in the clans!
I couldn't be more excited to be back, and I can't wait to let you know what adventures the next year in the Mara brings!