17 August 2022: Ninja

What a treat to find Ninja again! We haven’t seen him since earlier in the year, and it seems he has made his way back to the Hoanib riverbed area after an expedition into the mountainous Okongwe area. Ninja was in a mixed herd with 11 other giraffe, and we suspect he may have been interested in a few of the female giraffe! One of the adult females in this herd, Deva, was actually fitted with a new GPS tracking device on her ear during this trip, so it will be very interesting to see where she moves next and how she uses the landscape. These GPS trackers all form a part of our monitoring methods for giraffe in Northwest Namibia, and the information we learn from these studies allows us to better inform conservation management strategies across Africa.

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