Laki Safari Park
Laki Safari Park is a nature preserve administered by the World Foundation
for the Protection of Wildlife (WFPW). Located to the west of
Laki in the Binni region of NE Africa, the preserve is home to a wide variety
of animal and plant life in a natural setting. While the primary
purpose of the preserve is conservancy, ongoing scientific studies monitor
wildlife on a continuous basis.
Animal Monitoring at Safari Park
In June 2009, Safari Park began an international exploratorium nature monitoring
program. Larger mammals (elephants and lions at present) were fitted
with monitoring devices that capture each animal's
Results of key observations are sent at the beginning of each month by
wireless email to a central database which the public can query using a
natural language interface (try it out - OBJS
MBNLI). To see how a query about elephant herd location over
time might look when plotted on a map, click map.
Scientists and the public are invited to subscribe to receive periodic
updates on their favorite animals (using OBJS
eGents system) - results are shown here (status).
location - latitude, longitude, altitude
direction of movement
field conditions - air temperature, humidity
animal health conditions - body temperature, pulse, blood pressure, basal