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The (Un)Reliable Samwisi and the Ridge Last year I always thought of Samwisi as the reliable one. During my first few weeks in the field I could always count on her to be somewhere in the upper slopes of Kakombe … Continue reading
5-Jun-12 It’s tough being a female chimp Sometimes when in the forest I ponder what it would be like to be a chimp. Much of it seems like it would be incredibly amusing. In particular I would love to be … Continue reading
Glitter has a new baby! Amri, Nasibu and I discovered it last Tuesday. More on this later, the internet is about to shut off for the night.
Zinda On my first day out in the forest our little group of Makiwa, Ferdinand and Faustino was joined by a traveling party of ~ 5 chimps. Most were adults but I got excited when I noticed a little fella … Continue reading
19-May-12 Termite Bonanza When I first arrived there was a man from a local NGO installing a fancy weather station at Gombe that will contribute to a larger project monitoring climate change in the whole Albertine Rift system. Ironically, he … Continue reading
14-May-12 The Twins’ Day Out NOTES: Pictures will be coming soon. Because it is the rainy season I need to bring my rain jacket out with me everyday. This causes an unintended problem: my camera does not fit in my … Continue reading