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Bill Branch has been a wildlife biologist at the Port Elizabeth Museum in South Africa since 1979 and has undertaken fieldwork from Ethiopia to South Africa and Senegal to Madagascar. Bill is also a general naturalist and keen birder. He has described numerous new species and amphibians, received a grant from National Geographic to help fund his research on African reptiles, and published six books as well as many photographs and scientific articles. In 2015, Bill joined a National Geographic-supported science team for the land-based survey of areas around the Cuito River in the headwaters of the Okavango Delta, Africa's largest wetland.