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The Secret Lives of Wild
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Ocelot and Agouti


Tracking Technology
The automated radio telemetry system (ARTS) consists of seven permanent radio towers that continuously relay location data collected from dozens of transmitter-tagged animals to a base-station computer. The automated system allows biologists to collect more data, more frequently, on more individual animals than standard telemetry methods.

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Researchers are using a new tracking system to follow the movements of animals including this ocelot on Barro Colorado Island, Panama, in order to learn more about its habits and interactions with its prey.
Credit: Christian Ziegler, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute