Attending a symposium and field work focused on difference in sociality among female bonobos
Report: Ryu, Heung Jin
Date: 2011/8/7 - 2012/1/30
Before I went to Wamba to conduct field research on bonobo, I attended a symposium at Mabali in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
It was very good time, although I was suffering from common cold.
During symposium, I was so much impressed by many Congolese researchers.
They were very passionate and motivated by their own research.
I think that the symposium made me more ambitious and passionate.
After the symposium, I went to Wamba and conducted field work on bonobos of E1 group.
For daily observation, I usually got up 4 o'clock in the morning and left the camp earlier than 5 in the morning.
Sometimes I and trackers should work more than 2 hours to get to the bed site.
At the beginning it was so hard for me, but after one month I got used to do it.