Students are all about to fly out of the Nairobi airport on the first stage of their journey home. It was a true pleasure to share these weeks in Kenya with them, and we are sure that they will have many great stories to share with all of you back home!
One word of caution to everyone, including students: many of them will never previously have experienced jet-lag involving this many time zones. If any students are planning to drive themselves back to campus in the next day or two, please make sure that they are alert to the risks of falling asleep at the wheel when their internal clock is out of calibration with local time.
This is the 9th Cornell field course to visit Mpala, but the first in which we have seen all of the cats, dogs, and hyenas that are found here:
Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Caracal, Serval, African Wild Cat
African Wild Dog, Black-backed Jackal, Bat-eared Fox
Striped Hyena, Spotten Hyena, Aardwolf
Photos (some better than others) of the cats and dogs below…
african wild cat
african wild dog