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Bruce Arnott

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Bruce worked at Londolozi from 2017 to 2020. 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 which he moved down to ...

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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?

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!

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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!

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!!

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

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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