Cheetah + sand = footprints? Not quite so fast…

ConservationFIT is partnering with organisations that host ‘ambassador’ animals whose footprints can help us protect their free-ranging cousins.  Oregon’s Wildlife Safari is helping us by collecting prints from their cheetahs.  Maddy Tweedt, a carnivore keeper there, recounts her team’s trials and tribulations in finding the ‘right kind of sand’ to…

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Human fingerprints = animal footprints? Not quite…

We’re often asked if identifying animals from their footprints is analogous to identifying humans from fingerprints.Unfortunately, the answer is no!  Animal footprints are much more complex data.  Take a look at this rhino footprint, fresh in from Namibia, and you’ll start to see why. Unfortunately, and perhaps curiously, the answer…

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