Wayward elephants send text messages when they go astray


Elephants looking to make a break for it from Kenyan wildlife conservatories will actually just be giving themselves up. That's because whenever the animals try to leave an area cordoned off by a virtual fence, they'll send a text message to rangers who will hunt them down and round them up. It's important the rangers find the elephants quick, because if they don't they might be chasing elephants out of the villages the animals have nearly destroyed.

GPS-tagging is a pretty common practice, especially with endangered or destructive beasts. It allows rangers to track the animals on programs such as Google Earth, and adding the ability to receive updates right when an elephant goes astray only improves their response time.

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Via Next Nature

CORRECTION: You say "elephant," I incorrectly say "elephent." Thanks for the catch, Genius!