Tracking South Africa's Wildlife: On Foot with Lions and Leopards

Tracking South Africa's Wildlife: On Foot with Lions and Leopards

Wildlife tracking takes on a whole new tone when you could meet a lion, elephant or cape buffalo around every corner. Join wildlife guide and naturalist Sophie Mazowita as she shares stories from a 2-week journey on the trail of South Africa’s wildlife in 2017, in Greater Kruger National Park and the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve.
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This lecture will be presented on Zoom.  Please RSVP, and the link will be emailed to you on the afternoon of April 23.

Sophie Mazowita has worked at the intersection of people and nature for the past 12 years, holding the jobs of interpretive naturalist, wildlife guide, outdoor educator, and nature connection mentor. She currently leads week-long polar bear and wolf-watching trips with Natural Habitat Adventures (travel partner of the World Wildlife Fund) and- when home in Seattle- contributes to local carnivore conservation and wildlife monitoring initiatives. She earned her Master's degree in UVM's Field Naturalist Program and holds a Level III Wildlife Track & Sign Certification from CyberTracker International. She's originally from Ottawa, Canada but now lives next to Discovery Park, where she enjoys tracking the local river otters. She also co-hosts a monthly podcast called Naturalistics, dedicated to sharing naturalist skills.