Muvhuyu Research & Education will offer multiple topics & subjects to students. However we will also be able to accommodate students who wish to study their own specific subjects.
The main focus of the project is to concentrate on the antelope and greatly understudied smaller wildlife species in this area. There will however be opportunities to study free roaming lions, elephants, leopard, cheetah and both spotted plus brown hyena, which are all often seen in the area.
There are numerous species of antelope, however the main ones that are present on Santer Wildlife Ranch include zebra, kudu, impala, gemsbok and blue wildebeest. Along with these antelopes warthogs, jackals, chacma baboons and vervet monkeys are present.
There is an abundance of smaller species in the area, which to list all of them would take pages, however there are numerous species of butterfly, reptiles, amphibians and birds. Along with this there are many nocturnal species in the area such as bush babies, bats, civets, genets, porcupine and honey badger.
Duties will include data collection, data recording and analysis along with report writing. During the analysis and report writing we encourage students to discuss their ideas and inputs, in order to create a better understand for all on the area being studied.
Throughout their stay students will be involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the research programme, under the direct or indirect supervision of the project staff.