We've just returned from our latest round of surveys for giraffes and other ungulates of the Tarangire-Manyara savanna ecosystem. We are in our third year and this marks our fifth full survey. During each month-long survey we cover all the roads in our study area, which includes two national parks, a private ranch, and two Game Controlled Areas. We are investigating movement and comparing survival and reproduction of giraffes among the different parts of our study area and among different seasons. We are also quantifying seasonal and spatial density of 20 ungulate species and identifying movement corridors for migratory animals such as wildebeests and zebras.
We spend a lot of time in the field which means we are lucky to see lots of animals, from glorious birds to playful monkeys to predators like leopards, lions, cheetahs, and hyenas. Please enjoy some photos from our latest surveys.
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