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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES STUDENTS’ FIELD TRIP - 15th to 20th APRIL 2018 Peter OGEBE* Location and Area: Kainji Lake National Park (KLNP) is located in the northwest central part of the country between latitude 9° 40’N and 10°30’N and longitude 3°30’E and 5°50’E in Niger and Kwara states ,500km from Lagos and 385 km north east of Abuja the Federal Capital. An effectively Protected National Park with a total area of 5340.82Km² separated into two distinct noncontiguous sectors namely Borgu sector with an area of 3970.02Km² and Zugurma sector with an area of 1370.80Km² respectively. The students were taught the history, establishment and significance of protected areas in Nigeria, experienced firsthand park protection and management policies and how to navigate a natural habitat while collecting data/specimens or game viewing bearing in mind that game viewing is a game of luck as most species are cryptic and presence can only be determined by their tracks and signs. Some of the animals sighted were various species of birds (ground hornbill); herbivores (buffalos & hippos); Carnivores (jackals & lions) as well as several reptiles.

Carpet Viper - a highly poisonous snake on the prowl: essence of appropriate field clothes!

Hippos in Oli River

Got lucky!!! Lion in the thickets… Wild animals are cryptic, could walk past them without even knowing!

Lion footprints - Sometimes you don’t see the animals, only their tracks and signs.

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