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The Thoughtful Animal

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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The Thoughtful Animal

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


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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