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Motion-Triggered Cameras Capture Animals in the Wild

Jaguar

Photo of a Jaguar in Peru from the Smithsonian WILD project

This picture of a Jaguar was captured by a motion-triggered camera as part of the Smithsonian WILD project.

Scientists are using these cameras, which automatically take pictures when they sense the body heat or movement of an animal, to help answer a variety of ecological questions about the animals and their habitats

You can see more photos and videos of animals these cameras have captured from all across the globe at siwild.si.edu.