Mr Hennie Butler works within the eco-ethology research group, combining teaching and research. Together with postgraduate students, they form a study group that encourages inter-disciplinary research through a combination of laboratory and field science. The eco-ethology group pursues basic research in the field of behavioural biology and ecology, but also includes diverse areas such as the anatomy, physiology, natural and evolutionary history, taxonomy, conservation, management, and economics of animals.

Description: Mr Butler taking a picture of Loxodonta africana, the African Elephant Tags: Mr Butler and Loxodonta africana

Description: Mr Butler doing field observations. Tags: UFS Fieldwork


Study group members


Postgraduate students and research titles

  • Miss Elsabé Coetzee, MSc

"Enzootic geophagy amongst domestic animals in the Central Free State"

  • Mr Carl Pohl, MSc

"Caracal (Caracal caracal) diet in the Southern Free State"

  • Mr Roe Wiid, MSc

"Population control of Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis) in Bloemfontein residential areas"

  • Mr Gerrit D Jonker, MSc

"Behavioural adaptation of Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) to sub-optimal habitats"

Description: Field observations Tags: Fieldwork

Description: Meerkat Tags: Meerkat


Faculty Manager: Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531

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