MENONGUE, Angola, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Conservationists have revealed an impressive series of new images from one of the largest camera trap surveys in Africa.
The new photographs, captured by motion sensor cameras, reveal a variety of predators and prey, big and small, within Angola's portion of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, or ZAZA, a wildlife park that encompasses the convergence of five African nations.
The survey has returned imagery of elephants, honey badgers, hyenas, lions, panthers, porcupines and many more species.
In addition to the southeastern corner of Angola, ZAZA also includes portions of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Of the five ZAZA nations, Angola's park acreage is the least studied. The camera traps were placed in Angola's portion of ZAZA to give conservationists a better sense of the animals there -- knowledge that wildlife officials can use to better protect endangered species.
The survey effort has been aided by scientists, conservationists and other officials with Fauna and Flora International, Angola National Institute of Biodiversity and Conservation Areas and the Panthera Corporation.