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Monday, October 12, 2009

Searching for Hippos

Hippos on the river!

Sitting on the front of the boat.

The river.

Famara searching for Hippos.

A chimpanzee!

The survey team and the boat.

The river.

A very new truck parked next to a very old truck.

The WWF truck. 4 Wheel Drive is key in this country.

Hippo skulls.

At the end of the summer I had the pleasure of helping with a Hippo population survey on The Gambia River; a project funded by WWF. We spent 3 days on the river searching for Hippos and talking to local fisherman. These are pictures from the trip. We managed to get a good look at two pods of hippos and a few loners, totalling about 35 Hippos. However, we're sure there are more of them out there and continued surveys will tell us more.

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