OuTrop is delighted to share the first results of our canopy camera traps!
These traps have been placed by Adul, Camera Trap Project Coordinator, into the canopy as an experiment to see what other animals we can identify. As all our camera traps were previously on the ground, we may have under sampled species, which spend most of or all of their time in the trees.
|Adul finds a good location for the canopy camera trap. Photo by Chris Owen/OuTrop.|
So far no civets have been captured on the canopy cameras, but we know Adul has picked a good location as we have the first photos of gibbons on the cameras! We hope for more success and hope to buy more cameras to place into the canopy.
|Half a Southern Bornean gibbon caught on the canopy camera trap.|
The ground cameras have not disappointed last month either with a very rare camera trap shot of a monitor lizard. Also two marbled cats, a troop of pig-tailed macaques and a yellow-throated marten.
Check out OuTrop’s Flickr account to see the full selection of ‘Best of February 2015’ photographs here