First catch

Yesterday we caught a vervet monkey! It was only the third day of having our two monkey traps open. We are hoping to catch an adult female vervet monkey to collar. This will enable us to find and habituate the group so we can begin data collection. However yesterday’s catch was an adult male so we decided not to affix the collar as the males are known to disperse.

We still took morphological data and hair samples before letting the animal go safely.

The traps are open again today and we are hoping for a girl soon.

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