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Photo Previews 07

on May 5, 2013

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Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) eating a baby Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

A Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) with a young Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros).

Close-up of a Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) eating a baby Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)

A close up of the previous scene.

Beautiful Bennett's Woodpecker (Campethera bennettii) on a tree

A beautiful Bennett’s Woodpecker (Campethera bennettii).

Adult female White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)

An adult female White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum).

Me sitting on a beautiful Common Wild Fig Tree.

Me sitting on a beautiful Common Wild Fig Tree.

Many more to come!

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Photo Previews 06
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4 responses to “Photo Previews 07

  1. Absolutely surreal. You’re so lucky to observe this kind of animal behavior in situ. Are you a naturalist by profession?

    • Wildlife TV says:

      Thank you 🙂
      It is part luck and part hard work to be fair.
      I was always quite interested in animal behaviour in general but ended up specialising in primate cognition.
      Because of them I ended up travelling between European and African countries often and got to meet other specialists in other areas.
      Eventually I realised what an amazing this massive eco-system is so I decided to broaden my knowledge to other species.

      • Fascinating – I’ve been very interested in comparing primate and cephalopod intelligence. It seems that the octopus, for example, outsrips many primates in observational learning and visuo-spatial skills, but their limited ability to communicate (and commensurately solitary nature) prevent them from developing very complex social intelligence.

        So, if I could ask you one question, it would be about the most surprising observations you’ve made in primates.

      • Wildlife TV says:

        I’ve seen quite a few talks and documentaries about cephalopod cognitive abilities and they are quite surprising.
        It is quite fascinating that just a few decades ago no one would even considered that animals like corvids and cephalopods could have the same level of intelligence as evolved primates in certain areas. We live in a great time with amazing discoveries.

        The most surprising discovery regarding primate cognitive abilities wasn’t anything I observed directly but something I saw first on the news and then online. You might have heard about it as well.
        In the Research Institute of Kyoto University they found out that chimpanzees have amazing short term memories, performing better and faster than any human they were matched against. I’ve watched the video over and over again in the last years and I still can’t believe me eyes.


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