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'Conservation Through Education' -supporting the long-term survival of Namibia's free-range, large carnivores.
18 Posts
11k Followers
334 Following
'Conservation Through Education' -supporting the long-term survival of Namibia's free-range, large carnivores.
#DidYouKnow the stripes seen on the Brown Hyaena's legs are used as an identification method? No two animals will ever have the same stripe pattern... . . . #Namibia #AfriCat 📷: Naun Amable
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Keeping large carnivores in captivity in Namibia requires a permit from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. One of the conditions of this permit is that a veterinary inspection is carried out once a year. Researchers have been involved in a number of studies involving captive cheetahs at AfriCat’s Care Centre, as well as the cheetahs and leopards captured on farmland and released back into the wild. . . . #AfriCat #Namibia 📷: @richard_zaayman_
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One of our collared brown hyaena 'Floppy' visits the den and is greeted by the cubs. Both male and female hyaenas spend considerable time at the den and bring back food for the cubs... . . . #AfriCat #Namibia Namibian Wildlife Conservation Trust - NWCT Varta Consumer Batteries Namibia Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust
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During the last year the leopard research on Okonjima has focused on monitoring the existing leopard population to gain a detailed understanding of the spatial and behavioral ecology of leopards living in an enclosed reserve via the use of VHF collars and camera traps. – Dr Jenny Noak . . . #AfriCat #Namibia 📷: @alexanderheinrichs
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We think mid-week naps are simply the beeest 🙃 . . . . #AfriCat #Namibia 📷: @i_am_vwykro_safari
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Our radio-telemetry study continued for almost 3 years and we were able to gather reliable data; home ranges were plotted and as the project will continue intensively in the new Okonjima Private Nature Reserve, we will be able to say with far greater accuracy, how large their territories are inside the reserve compared to the collared leopards outside of the reserve. Previous carnivore research has noted that many carnivores have exclusive home ranges and territories. . This is completely contradictory to what we have seen with our leopards: the tolerance between these animals is remarkable with two of the animals sharing almost the same home range area. This is probably due to the abundant prey in the area. . . . #AfriCat #Namibia 📷: @romain.charrier
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#DidYouKNow #Aardvarks are strictly myrmecophagus; feeding almost exclusively on ants and termites, with several published studies finding ants to dominate the diet throughout the year, with termites being taken mainly in winter. . . . #AfriCat #Namibia
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Sibling lovin’ 🥰 . . . #AfriCat #Namibia 📷: @alexanderheinrichs
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