Well, that’s a wrap on PhD fieldwork part one! Hard to believe the field season is already over. It’s been a real pleasure sharing updates from the field with all of you — a BIG thanks to everyone for taking an interest in my project!
You know when you wish super hard for something for years and years, and it pans out EXACTLY the way you hoped it would? That’s what happened when I got the funding to do this PhD. I first visited Ngorongoro in 2012 and was immediately blown away by its high density of wildlife. From that point on, I hoped to return and do my PhD on Ngorongoro’s large carnivores. And I can say in full honesty that this field season was everything I hoped it would be and more. I’m going to miss the hell out of the hyenas (and yes, even the lions) over the next few months. But I know the wait will be worth it.
I expect to be far less active on social media over the next 3 months, as I’ll be in Germany analyzing data & attempting to re-gain some semblance of a social life. That said, I’ve still got a ton of pictures and videos to share during this interlude, so there will be occasional posts. As for live videos from the field, they’ll continue in October when I head back to Tanzania for my second field season.
Until then... asante sana and tutaonana baadaye!