Camera and GPS Implants Embedded In Rhino Horns Will Fight Poachers

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  • The technology “acts as a deterrent” so when poachers realize they can’t get away with poaching an rhino for its horn because it’s being tracked.
  • RAPID includes heart rate monitors embedded under the rhinos’ skin, a leather collar that tracks GPS coordinates, and a tiny camera implanted into the rhino’s horn.
  • RAPID could be adapted for other threatened species, including tigers, elephants, and lions.

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