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Farewell from Kibale

Unfortunately, due to a comtinually-tightened and restricted schedule in my final month in Kibale, I was not able to post a final full-length entry. But, here I am, at 4am on December 8th, an hour before I leave Kanyawara for … Continue reading

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Electricity, snares, and my pet name

Although I wasn’t writing blog entries that often before, it’s tough nowadays to keep up with them even once a month. A big perpetrator here is the frustratingly inconsistent power supply at Kanyawara. Given the recent widespread power outages on … Continue reading

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Murchison Falls National Park

At the beginning of August, when the undergraduate researchers were finishing up their summer projects, the five of us went on a trip to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls, located in west-central Uganda, is the largest national park in … Continue reading

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Lake Mburo National Park, and some regional concerns

The field station has grown much more crowded over the summer months. Most recently, we’ve had a large influx of European students participating in Kibale’s Tropical Biology Association field course. More relevant to the chimpanzee project, since the end of … Continue reading

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Close Encounters

Although I’ve been photographing the chimps in the forest for over 4 months now, I always look forward to glimpsing many of Kibale’s standard yet elusive residents, many of which I haven’t seen yet. Out of all the monkey species … Continue reading

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Spring Break!

Several weeks ago, two other researchers and I took a break from our projects and went on a 10-day vacation. For me, leaving the country was also a necessity given that my research visa papers haven’t been processed yet; it … Continue reading

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Getting to know the chimps

I have been living at MUBFS for almost two months now, and am settling in nicely. It took awhile to get comfortable here, mostly because every time I took a step forward it seemed I took two steps back. During … Continue reading

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