Monday, 13 October 2008

Kenyan elephants send text messages before rampaging

Here's a prime contender for this week's "And finally..." story on the Mobile News podcast, I reckon. An elephant conservancy group in Kenya is fitting troublesome elephants with mobile-equipped collars that send rangers a text message if the elephant heads towards crops. It means the rangers can divert the elephant, protecting farmers' livelihoods without causing the elephant any harm. [Source: Ol Pejeta conservancy]

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