RESEARCH

GIRAFFE GPS TRACKERS

African Lion Safari collaborated with Tierpark Berlin in the testing of a new GPS tracking system for giraffe. Giraffe at the park wore a unique head piece which contained a 3-way accelerometer that records every motion of the giraffe such as walking, sleeping and eating. African Lion Safari’s participation in this research project was key as the data collected from our herd was used to calibrate the accelerometer so that it could be sent to Africa and used to study and track the behaviours of wild giraffe. Research collected in this project will play a key role in the conservation of wild giraffe and their habitats.

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