As the rhinoceros species continues to be hunted by illegal animal poachers, 3D printing and drones are just a few examples of the solutions being used as part of anti-poaching initiatives. Another example of technology being used as an animal-saving device is with the Protect organization's RAPID—Real-Time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device.
This system takes the form of a camera that is embedded into a rhino's horn and a GPS collar that is worn around the animal's neck. With these two pieces, conservationists are able to safely monitor an animal's heart rate, as well as tune into a live broadcast of what an animal is seeing at any time.
When it becomes clear than an animal is in danger, this wearable technology signals for an anti-poaching team to be dispatched within seconds of distress being detected.
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