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Leopard Capture for Collaring

The collaring operation enable the Hwange Leopard Project to fit a satellite collar that will help to identify territorial boundaries and the Leopard's movements within its home range

Hwange Leopard Project

The Hwange Leopard Project team is composed of Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWPA) with its Scientific Services based in Harare (Headquarters) and the Ecology Ranger Unit based in Hwange Park, together with D.A.R.T., Dete Animal Rescue Trust, based in Hwange Park


Methodology

Leopards are very elusive and thus quite difficult to study. Fortunately, technology now provides some very helpful equipment like camera traps

Kill Site Investigation

Satellite collars enables the Hwange Leopard Project to locate kill-sites and identify prey species that would otherwise be almost impossible to find


African Leopard
Leopard capture for collaring

Camera Trap photos

Deployed in the bush in appropriate locations, camera traps record images of the secret lives of these animals. They are essential to help researchers identify individual leopards through coat pattern analysis, monitor and subsequently capture specific leopard, ... Also a very usefull tool to identify competitor and prey species, particurlarly helpful for night species


Kill site antilope
camera trap African wildlife picture

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