Guess the animals in these camera trap images!

The Zululand Rhino Reserve conservation volunteers and monitors found this amusing picture of a vervet monkey playing peek-a-boo with one of the camera traps set up to record various species. As you can see this little fellow decided to take a long and hard look into this particular piece of equipment.

Camera trap images from Zululand Rhino Reserve!

Vervet Monkey camera trap ZRR

Vervet Monkey camera trap ZRR

We also discovered a couple of our spotty friends, they included a small spotted genet, serval and an impressive male leopard. At Zululand Rhino Reserve (South Africa) we have developed identikits for both serval and leopards, using their spots and rosettes, to identify individual animals and thus determine an estimate of how many individuals are in the area.

Serval camera trap ZRR


Leopard camera trap ZRR


Genet camera trap ZRR


Sometimes I wonder if animals know that we are trying to catch them on camera as they seem to deliberately accelerate past them at that crucial moment. Here are a few of those camera trap pictures which prove that even animals can be camera shy. Can you make out who is who?

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Post: Zoë Luhdo (ZRR, South Africa)