Cheetah Bait Study Completed

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Sun, 2012-12-23 00:04 by ACK Mary · Forum/category:

Early October brought the end of the cheetah bait study. Due to the theft and fires, the study needed an extra two weeks to complete the full course – thus the baits were tested at all 12 sites over 14 weeks. Preliminary results showed frequent hyena visitation to the live goat and less frequent visitation to the robo-goat. The scents tested in this study did not attract cheetah. Nor did the coyote lure. Erica will take the next several weeks to complete the written portion of her project and full results will be made available.

Mandela stayed an extra two weeks to work with Deanna to complete the study. After completing the project he interviewed for the research assistant position with Elena to work with her in the Mara. Thank you to Mandela and best of luck in his new position and future studies. We hope you will continue to work with us in conservation and education projects throughout your promising career.