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Journey Into the Middle of Nowhere…

Cruising down the Lulonga River in a long wooden pirogue powered by a motor, we began our 200km+ journey to Ndele from Basankusu after dawn. Children ran to the river bank waving and shouting at us in Lingala, giving off … Continue reading

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Rule #1: Never sit below a monkey

Something dribbling from above as I hastily duck away with the realization that it’s probably coming from that little Samango fellow scratching his leg innocently—already breaking Rule Number 1 when following monkeys. Back at Lajuma for about two weeks now … Continue reading

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Parents come to visit: Moholoholo, Kruger and Lajuma

New Years Eve, just saw some hippos, zebras and giraffes during a night drive at Moholoholo and everyone has gone to bed! It’s only 1030 PM and I’m not sure what to do with myself. Luckily some of the rangers … Continue reading

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Following monkeys!

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In the trees with monkeys…

Straddling a wide branch and passing up trays to a student for his bushbaby project, we could hear and see trees bending and swaying under the weight of what we presumed to be Samangos. We were right! Out popped “Nelson” … Continue reading

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Playing in the mountains and a moonlit walk up Lajuma

As Hai, one of my climbing partners, would say, “You gotta trust your feet!”–something I’m definitely learning to do while bushwhacking through the bush. My work for the PhD student, Ben, has been centered around vegetation transects so John (the 20 … Continue reading

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Red Soil, Mountains and Thorns

After a tiresome 46 hour journey spanning 3 continents, 3 planes, some busses and car rides, I arrived at Lajuma Research Centre. Everything here is so novel: The soil is red, monkeys don’t seem to mind you as they saunter … Continue reading

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