Hello again! It’s now been a year and a half since I was last in the Kalahari, and it’s time to return. When I last wrote, I was heading back to Cambridge to begin my PhD on the meerkats. I’m going out to observe how investment in allolactation affects investment in other cooperative behaviours, and whether allolactating females are subject to more or less aggression from the dominant female of the group. I’ll be there from the beginning of September until late November, and will be updating as regularly as I can. More from the field, very soon!