Large Carnivores (Ecology Online)

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Enter into the world of the Large Carnivores of South Africa, and part 1 of our Ecology Online journey.

This mini-course is part of a collection of modules in the Ecology series.

Large Carnivores includes the animals: African Wild Dog, Brown Hyena, Cheetah, Leopard, Lion, Spotted Hyena and the topics including – Common Terms; Population Research – Goals, Call-Ups, Cameras, Spoor and Scat Counts, Collars, Species Recognition; Diet Research – Scat, Direct Observations, Meta-Barcoding; and more.

Meet your teacher


“I have always been involved in nature in some way or another. I was brought up in a small town and often visited reserves and spent many days riding horses on long trips cross country. The conservation bug has always been sneaking around in my life.

I am an ambassador for The Expedition project and currently living in the North West province, South Africa.”

When to take the course

This online course can be taken at your own pace and in your own environment.

How it works

Each course in this series consists of modules each with summary quizzes to assess your understanding of the subject.

In order to progress through the course you will need to click on COMPLETE LESSON at the end of each page.

Some lessons will contain quizzes which will need to be taken to get an assessment of your results at the end and progress to future modules.

What you need

Laptop or PC preferable, rather than mobile phone.

You may encounter issues on Mac Safari browsers. Other browsers are preferred.

Make notes and get your questions ready as you will have the chance discuss what you have learnt with other students, our teachers and wildlife vets.

Making the most of it

Look out for live stream Q&A sessions as well as live workshops hosted specifically for student groups by Terry-Lee and our Ambassadors where you can ask questions live.

Are you ready to begin?

Start the first lesson


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