Monday, October 12, 2009
Searching for Hippos
Hippos on the river!
Sitting on the front of the boat.
Famara searching for Hippos.
The survey team and the boat.
A very new truck parked next to a very old truck.
The WWF truck. 4 Wheel Drive is key in this country.
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.