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Bruce Arnott

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Bruce grew up on a plot of farmland in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. He always had a passion for the bush and the outdoors, having been camping and fishing since he was a young boy. He attended school in the Natal midlands after ...

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on How are Leopards and Manta Rays Similar?

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Interesting to know that Mantra rays can be identified with spot patterns like leopards. I know Zebra stripe patterns are unique to each individual as well as the pattern of wild dogs. Are there any other animals that can be identified in this way? What about lions? How do they get identified?

Joanne Wadsworth
Senior Digital Ranger

So many are unaware of the scientific side of tracking and how it’s done. Photographing the Manta Rays must have been very exciting and an interesting life experience!

Iris Lane
Explorer

What great photos, which are so clear. The spots are interesting too. As I am married to diver who take photos of marine life, he will be fascinated too!

Denise Vouri
Digital Tracker

Kudos to all the team at Londolozi for your contributions to leopard information and education. It’s been through your blogs that I learned how leopards are identified.

Thank you!!

Dawn Mann
Explorer

Very pleased to see the mention of Panthera–truly an outstanding organization.

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Dawn,
Yes they are! We submit all our data to them and they are producing some amazing research!

Nice write up Bruce. There are quite a lot of marine species where differences patterns can be used to ID individuals too, I have a friend doing that with smooth rays for example.

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