Human beings are obviously not the only species that likes to flatter their ego with selfies.
While studying photos taken by an animal camera trap placed in the Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) in Boulder, Colorado (USA), a park ranger discovered that of the 580 photos captured, 400 were selfies taken by a bear, relays People.
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Nine camera traps have been distributed in the 18,000 hectares of the park in order to better observe the use of space by local fauna and to facilitate the work of the rangers.
“Every day, dozens of animal species roam the parks of Boulder stealthily in search of food and resting places.
More often than not, no one, not even park staff, sees them,” an OSMP spokesperson explained.
“Adorable” and useful data
Thanks to this system, the rangers therefore have more opportunities to closely observe the behavior of the fauna.
Camera traps use motion detection sensors to trigger the camera, which is sensitive to infrared light to get clear shots, even at night.
These traps are placed at the main biological corridors of the park.
The data collected by the camera, including selfies of the bear, will be analyzed in more detail in order to determine if habitat protection measures should be taken.
As for the reason that prompted this bear to take 400 photos of him, it remains unknown.
The OSMP staff, however, was delighted with these “adorable data”.
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