Hi we’re Sam and Katy, wildlife biologists living in South Africa. From 2011 to 2016 we coordinated the Primate & Predator Project for Durham University and lived in a tent at Lajuma Research Centre in the Soutpansberg Mountains. In 2015, we had a baby who we nicknamed Noggs – don’t worry he has a normal name too. Living in a tent became a bit crowded (babies have a lot of stuff) and new adventures were calling so we moved to Hoedspruit in the lowveld where it is hotter and feels more like living in the Lion King. We have a landrover defender called Mucky.
Sam is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of Venda in Limpopo Province, South Africa. He likes gadgets, pies and science, but he hates hippies. He holds a PhD from Durham University, and wrote his thesis on the impact of farm invasions on wildlife in Zimbabwe. You can find him on Twitter, Instagram, and Research Gate, or at http://samualwilliams.com.
Katy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of Mpumalanga in South Africa. Katy passed her PhD about brown hyaenas with Durham University in 2017. She is looking forward to finding some good doctor doctor jokes to go with her new title. She likes giraffes, travel, and ice cream, but she hated Rolf Harris long before the child abuse thing. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Research Gate.
Noggs is a small boy. He likes cars, poo poos, and jumping up and down in muddy puddles, but he hates vegetables.