Camera TrapsDiscovering the secrets of the Soutpansberg
Creatures of the night
Deep in the shadow of the Soutpansberg mountain range, the mysterious beauty of the lives of the mountain’s inhabitants has been unfolding here since the hills themselves can remember. People have been telling fire-side tales of prowling predators that lurk in the night, and blood curdling screams that reverberate through the trees. The research team at Panthera has teamed up with Durham University and are using a series of cunningly hidden camera traps over a 220km area to get a better understanding of what goes on in these legend shrouded valleys, and how a wide variety of creatures are getting by in a world now at risk of being irreversibly altered by human interference.