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Wild Pig Bwindi

Mystery Animal Caught on Camera

Mystery Animal Caught on Camera

Wild Pig Bwindi

Our TEAM camera traps continue to deluge us with information. Our 2010 camera trap survey recorded the first records in Bwindi of the sitatunga, the melanistic color morph of the African golden cat, poachers and many more. Earlier this year, a mystery duiker and more evidence of poaching were recorded. This time around, I have

Bwindi Cats

Could Poachers have hunted Bwindi’s Leopards to extinction?

Could Poachers have hunted Bwindi’s Leopards to extinction?

Bwindi Cats

Hunting poses a major threat to many large mammals. It can also have a lasting impact. Just last month, a black-back mountain gorilla (in Bwindi) was brutally speared to death by suspected poachers for a reason that it had attacked their hunting dog. With only a few hundred animals it wouldn’t take much hunting to

Bwindi Forest Elephants

Elephants in the Mists: a rare Bwindi sighting

Elephants in the Mists: a rare Bwindi sighting

Bwindi Forest Elephants

The sudden crash hit the forest floor like thunder in the near distance. The ITFC tracker and field worker stopped, causing the team to fall short inches from him. His quivering lips, widened eyes, and stiff stance warned us all. Even the strong Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) guard with his long, threatening rifle and strict

Bwindi Cats

Bwindi on Camera – Up close with Golden Cats

Bwindi on Camera – Up close with Golden Cats

Bwindi Cats

We are finally getting near the end of the selected pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We’ve gone through over 15,000 but today it is finally time for my favourites. These animals are amazing. These are golden cats. Some background information: The African golden cat Caracal aurata is Africa’s most poorly known

Bwindi on Camera – Endangered Chimpanzees

Bwindi on Camera – Endangered Chimpanzees

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We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We have sifted through over 15,000 images to be able to share the best. Today we are back to the chimpanzees. Though we think of them as shy animals, some seem to like the camera. Perhaps it is simply curiosity. You

Bwindi on Camera – Is it a Sitatunga?

Bwindi on Camera – Is it a Sitatunga?

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We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We have sifted through more than 15,000 images to share the best. Today we focus on an antelope that may be a sitatunga or may be a bushbuck. We’re not sure. Are you able to tell them apart without seeing the

Bwindi on Camera – Civets, Genets and a Mongoose

Bwindi on Camera – Civets, Genets and a Mongoose

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We have lots of great pictures from the recent camera trap efforts in Bwindi. We shall share some of our 15,000 more interesting pictures in a series of pictorial blogs. But we need to be selective. Today we focus on the civets, genets and a likely marsh mongoose. Not all the pictures area clear enough

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