When analyzing the diet of animals, IRMS is the cat’s whiskers
Joanna Cummings |
When it comes to the conservation of endangered species, such as the big cats (or felids), understanding more about the food being eaten in the wild can be useful. Though it is possible to analyze the dietary intake of animals through analysis of their whiskers, insufficient data on whisker growth rates for different species has thus far got in the way of accurate assessment. Thankfully, five wild cats from the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria, South Africa have stepped up for the good of their species.
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