August 10th 2008.
We woke up and had a delicious breakfast, and then we went latrine searching. Team A won triumphantly, finding leopard dung, but Team B found antlers. Later we had free time and did an activity with Yoka. We then went spotlighting for a night-time activity.
August 11th 2008.
Yesterday we started our day investigating and discovering plants that can be used as remedies for different illnesses. Dougal, Stephen and David were a big help in this.
After lunch we went to Pilanesberg National Park where the ‘big dogs’ are. We went on a hyena poop search (latrine survey) and found 88 hyena latrines in total. Then we ate fried chicken and sandwiches for supper.
After supper Team A and Team B did separate call-ins using the brown hyena call. During the call-ins everyone saw several jackals close up. On the way home Forrest (Team B) spotted a male lion. Amazingly Forrest spotted a second lion!! We observed the lions for 10 minutes and saw them cuddle and play with each other. Team A came after the exciting parts and saw the lions for several minutes. One hour later we were back at Mankwe, warm and asleep.