Since being collared the leopard has been providing us with very valuable information. Firstly his movement patterns suggest that he prefers drainage lines to open plains. This makes him one tough cat to find even with a collar. He is so good at hiding from this fellow who keeps following him no matter where he is; except of course when he is in Mozambique (I wonder if he’s picking up the trend).
On the other side of the DR Congo, out east where things are grim, there is some good news for mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park.
70 rangers have returned to their posts, with the intention of resuming monitoring activities, says the International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP).
We were very worried before our arrival here at Ndele when we received a call from our intern telling us that there had been no direct observations or even traces of the bonobos for three whole months.