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Camera Trap Tuesday: Islands in Los Angeles

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“Is Griffith Park an island?” That’s the question that Miguel Ordeñana, a wildlife biologist at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles who also does field work in Nicaragua, wanted to know. Griffith Park isn’t surrounded by water. It’s not found offshore, like Catalina Island, and it isn’t encircled by a moat. What Griffith Park, [...]

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Camera Trap Monday: Cross River Gorilla

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Another day, another stunning camera trap photo. This one is of a silverback Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli), the rarest of the four gorilla subspecies, and it was taken in Nigera’s Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary. There are only some three hundred individuals from this subspecies still living in the wild, and they’re only found [...]

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Candid Camera (Trap): The World’s Rarest Big Cat [Video]

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New camera trap footage of a mother Amur leopard and her two cubs provides evidence to conservationists that the world’ most endangered big cat is still breeding in the wild.

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Incredible Camera Trap Footage of the Rare African Golden Cat [Video]

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The Wildlife Conservation Society released new camera trap footage of the elusive African golden cat. One important outcome of their research is a new understanding of the daily activity patterns of the species.

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You’ll Never Guess How Biologists Lure Jaguars To Camera Traps

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Camera traps are a useful tool that scientists to use study jaguars. The downside is they have to wait for an animal to pass in front of the camera. Some biologists have discovered a clever way to entice the big cats to do just that.

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Golden Eagle Versus Deer: Eagle Wins

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After setting camera traps to study tigers, researchers received a surprise when they found the world’s first recorded evidence of a golden eagle attacking a sika deer.

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