News tagged with animal movements

A cougar's epic journey east

A male cougar in search of a mate traveled more than 1,500 miles from the Black Hills of South Dakota to Connecticut, leaving a trail of clues that enabled scientists to verify his odyssey.

dateMay 30, 2016 in Ecology
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New model to track animal paths from solar geolocators

The ability to track animal movements across long distances has revolutionized our understanding of animal ecology and has been helpful to conservation. Until recently, our ability to record this information was limited to ...

dateDec 08, 2015 in Ecology
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On soft ground? Tread lightly to stay fast

These findings, reported today, Friday 9th October, in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomechanics, offer a new insight into how animals respond to different terrain, and how robots can learn from them.

dateOct 08, 2015 in Robotics
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GPS transmitters can protect animals from poaching

The killing of the lion Cecil in a national park in Zimbabwe by a big-game hunter has sparked worldwide outrage. Researchers at the University of Oxford had outfitted Cecil with a GPS collar to monitor his behaviour. It was ...

dateAug 07, 2015 in Ecology
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