Tracking Apex Predators from Wyoming to Connecticut
Oct 25, 2022 13:41 ET
If GPS data from someone's phone tells you they are in a grocery store at 10 a.m. on a Saturday, you can assume they are shopping for their weekly meals.
The same idea applies to tracking apex predators in the wild. Knowing where and when these animals spend their time gives scientists insight into the habits of animals that are otherwise hard to observe—like wild cats.
A group of UConn researchers has developed a model for tracking apex feline predators in the wild, using mountain lions as their first subjects.
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