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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
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
7-May-12 Arrival The big news out of Gombe this year is that they’ve changed the shoes. I was extremely skeptical when Anne first told me about the cheap soccer shoes that everyone wears in the forest. It seemed completely counter … Continue reading
A good day…in hindsight. Literally the day after I uploaded my high-and-mighty advice about how to survive following chimpanzees at Gombe, I was humbled by the forest. The previous evening, the b-record team lost their target in Linda valley, after … Continue reading