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We have been carrying out field work on the ground in both Sierra Leone's Loma Mountains and Liberia's Sapo National Park.
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One of the latest shots of a pygmy hippo in the Loma mountains.
We use a network of camera traps that send images when triggered by animals passing in front of the camera. This hippo, another image from Sierra Leone, seems curious about the camera.
We use signs of hippo presence as well as direct images of them to get an idea of where they still live in Sierra Leone. This footprint is a perfect example.
Loma Mountain in Sierra Leone
We collect and investigate samples to find out more about the mysterious pygmy hippos, because they are so hard to see directly.
One of the first images of Pygmy hippos from our camera traps in Liberia's Sapo National Park
These images were a breakthrough for pygmy hippo conservation in Liberia.
Sapo National Park's new sign
Setting up a camera trap in Sapo National Park. They have to be carefully placed to ensure they are as likely as possible to capture a pygmy on film.
Inside Sapo National Park is lush vegetation and amazingly diverse wildlife.
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