|Fatso's last weigh in|
On Monday we released two of our black mud terrapins, Fatso and Sharky, back into the wetland.
|Fatso heading off|
|Sharky disappears into the grass|
We have now completed all our trapping for the terrapins. The next step is to begin looking at the captures of terrapins and make an estimate of how many animals are living within the Intendance wetland.
Last weekend we (Rachel and I) had the opportunity to visit Bird Island, while there we got some practice at assisting birds when we stumbled across a lesser noddy that was unable to fly. Lucky for us it was simply a case of removing some twigs that had become caught in the feathers, and it took off happily into the night.
|The children trying to identify birds during a walk through the wetland|
Today we were visited by a class from the International School of Seychelles. They were shown around the farm and wetland area then visited the Wildlife Centre for a brief presentation as part of their current geography course. In the wetland small teams were involved in a competition to spot as many animals as possible. At the end of their visit the class was presented with one of our animal and bird identification slates and also a turtle identification poster for their class room.
|Presentation with International School of Seychelles in the Wildlife Centre|