Text messaging elephants

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Private Kenyan animal reserve – Ol Pejeta Conservancy – has turned to text messaging in an effort to prevent elephants from damaging surrounding property and to keep the animals safe.

By creating a virtual GPS fence around the reserve’s borders, the rangers are able to monitor elephants’ locations via gEarth with mobile SIM cards embedded in the animals’ collars.  When an elephant breaches the boundary, a text message alerts the rangers, giving them an opportunity to intercept and prevent accidents.

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(via Y! News)