Photo update 8: Personal grooming

Hey Rimba followers, it’s been awhile…what did we say about February being hectic??? That continued all through March, as the Kenyir Wildlife Corridor Project wrapped up its field sampling in Terengganu and prepared to start on their next sampling site, in Perak. So the old research station in Kampung Basung has been packed up and a new field house was found in Gerik…hopefully a new Project Update will be coming out soon with more info!

In between, we’ve had a lot of delays due to some intensive travelling and Reuben‘s nasty brush with scrub typhus! So the updates have been a little slow in coming…and we ask that you bear with us while we sort out our latest operations.

In the meantime, to make sure you don’t forget us just yet, here’s another ‘video’ we produced by stitching together multiple camera-trap shots. It features one of the prettier denizens of the jungle – the Golden Cat (Pardofelis temminckii). It’s a fairly easy species to catch on camera-trap, but this was the first time we saw one sitting right in front of the camera, happily grooming itself without a care in the world, just like a house cat – which is why we simply couldn’t resist showing you this charming video!

More updates coming soon…

Photo update 7: Playtime!

We’ve got a little treat for you in this latest photo update!

This time, one of our camera traps was fortunate enough to catch several shots of two sun bears – mum and child – playing together! We asked Wong Siew Te – sun bear expert extraordinaire of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, and he said that it’s quite a rare behaviour to sight!

We’ve stitched all the shots together to form a sort of slow-motion video. Enjoy!

Wong thinks that the cub is probably a female too. He’s offered us a few more insights into this kind of bear behaviour:

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Photo update 6: Kinship in Kenyir

Here’s a photo update devoted to kinship in the Kenyir Wildlife Corridor. There’s no better way to start off our tribute than our first photocapture of dhole (Asiatic wild dog) in our project site. These amazing creatures remind us that we should all take some time off to bring that special someone for a walk in the woods…

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