This time, it was neat to see how quickly the primatology program is coming together. On Wednesday, I returned to Uni Kin with Nahoko Tokuyama to give presentations about our research. Tokuyama's presentation was "Why are female bonobos more gregarious than female chimpanzees?" and mine was "Communication Gestuelle des Bonobos Sauvages". It was a fun experience presenting in French; didn't expect to be doing that again after high school! As always, the questions were very interesting and constructive; concerning current methodology and possible future studies. One day in the future, when I'm qualified and experienced enough, I think that the University of Kinshasa would be a very exciting place to teach!
Now the research permits are completed, bags are packed, and tomorrow we head to Wamba. Six more months of fieldwork, then back in July. Can't wait to see the bonobos again and add to my massive video library!