Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Last February, a producer and two cameramen from the Natural History unit of the British Broadcasting Corporation arrived at the Goualougo basecamp ready to shoot one of the last sequences of the six-part epic series “Africa.” Initial inquiries about filming in Goualougo had started long before, in late 2010, and now the time had finally come to get down to work and show the world why Goualougo chimpanzees and their forest home are so special.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
What’s the most common behavior among all animals? Sleep! Yes, everything sleeps from flies to elephants. I think we all know personally how important sleep is to our daily lives. It’s difficult to function without it. And we know that stress can disrupt our sleep. Well, animals are no different.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Field work isn’t just hiking around and playing with puppies. There is a little talked about dark side to field work that many researchers love to hate—organization and paperwork!
Friday, December 7, 2012
Last month I had the great pleasure of traveling to northern Tanzania to visit our amazing work with the Serengeti Health Initiative, which works to protect the Serengeti region’s people, pets and predators by vaccinating domestic dogs against rabies and canine distemper.
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