The Future of Wildlife Conservation Is … an Electronic Vulture Egg

The Future of Wildlife Conservation Is … an Electronic Vulture Egg

Author: Matt Simon.Matt Simon Science

The vultures of Britain’s International Centre for Birds of Prey don’t know it, but they’re dupes. Every day, the giant birds carefully tend to their eggs, rotating them periodically so they incubate just right. But…take a closer look at that nest. Not every egg in there is made of calcium carbonate, and they don’t always contain baby birds.

No, at this conservation center, some of those eggs are actually 3-D printed. And they’re packed with a bounty that may be more precious to the vultures than an actual embryo: sensors. Read more.