We headed out at 6:30 AM this morning to learn how to safely walk in the bush. After a brief introduction, we focused on tracks and signs (dung) as ways to learn about animals when they aren't even physically present. The opportunity to walk in the bush is rather unique and enabled by the fact that Ndarakwai is a privately owned ranch, and that we have instructors and guides experienced with walking in the bush.
As we focus in on animal ecology, students were each assigned an animal that they have already seen or will be seeing. They are preparing oral reports this afternoon on the behaviors and ecology of the species that they will present this evening in front of the group.