+6000 Camera Trap images from a Sloth Crossing!
These images were captured by one of our camera traps (a motion-activated camera) which we have been using to monitor our sloth crossings. On its own, this bridge helps wildlife safely get across the gap in the canopy (without having to risk their safety by coming to the ground).
Working in tandem, this network of bridges that we are building helps to restore vital biological corridors for wildlife struggling to adapt to a quickly changing habitat.
By analyzing these photos we can improve our bridge-building practices by getting a better sense of how long it takes for animals to start to use the bridges, which species are using them, and how frequently they cross.
Over the course of 6 months, the camera took over 6,000 photos, of which 4000 of those images were of howler monkeys using the bridge.
According to our preliminary analysis, it seems that kinkajous and opossums are among the first species to use the bridges – with the first crossings witnessed within days of installing the bridge.