Text Box: What we do

The group (Michael Somers, his students and post-docs) has broad research interests, but for the foreseeable future will concentrate on  African carnivore ecology and behaviour.

We aim to produce applied research, with practical conservation application/ value.

Group members that are not in the field are based at the Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria.



University of Pretoria

0002 Pretoria


Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2627

Fax: +27 (0)12 420 6096


E-mail: mjs   (at  sign )  up.ac. za

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Michael Somers


Member of the Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria

African Wild Dog