Camera Traps “Capture” Elusive Tigers

Getting accurate data on reclusive animals like the tiger can be very challenging for a researcher, especially when trying to collect information without disturbing the tiger or its natural habits.

Doctor K. Ullas Karanth of the Wildlife Conservation Society uses an ingenious solution: remote “camera traps” that photography tigers as they pass by the camera. Using the tiger’s unique stripe patterns, he’s able to identify and document individuals, resulting in a more reliable way to count and protect tigers in India’s Western Ghats.

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