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Secret Lives of Wild Animals Captured by 1 Million Camera-Trap Images

Original story at wired.com• 2 mentions • 1 year ago

wired.com 1 year ago

Jaguar
 
Thanks to motion-triggered digital camera traps, scientists have a powerful tool for studying reclusive animals in remote, inaccessible areas -- and also for generating animated .gifs of gorillas scratching their stomachs. Okay, perpetually looping scratching gorillas aren't the point of camera-trap research. But they're a very fun byproduct, along with up-close-and-personal photographs of animals glimpsed in unguarded moments. The jaguar above, filmed in Peru's Manu National Park, represents the 1 millionth image gathered by camera traps belonging to the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network. Managed by Conservation International,
 
 
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20 Feb
Ed Yong @edyong209
RT @wiredscience: The best images and animated gifs of wild animals captured by camera traps http://t.co/9Vo7P4WG
20 Feb
WIRED Science @wiredscience
The best images and animated gifs of wild animals captured by camera traps http://t.co/u42HHLZ4