The January Life History files have been uploaded.
Here are the most important events:
- The KMP now employs a local tracker, Karel, who managed to track a new group the north-eastern corner of the reserve – and it includes two dispersed Baobab females, Tayl Baez (VBBF117) and Kamala (VBBF116), with wild males and young. The group is named Elrond’s Council, and is being habituated.
Ubuntu’s dominant female Minusch lost dominance during a group split in which she gave birth. The leader of the other splinter group, Daisy (being heavier), overthrew her when they reunited.
One of the wild males at Ubuntu was seen being attacked by an African Wild Cat – an extraordinary observation! He survived with broken legs (but the February report will tell you he survived).
Baobab again lost their dominant pair, Duchess Koloratura and Willy, due to illness.
There has been some rain, finally – much helping the very skinny meerkats!
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