New technology can recognize unique features in lemur faces

When observant life behavior in a very natural setting, researchers usually need to keep their distance, making it difficult to identify individual animals and track their movements and activity over time. One new technique recently developed for observing red-bellied lemurs takes a hi-tech approach to long-distance identification, using changed facial-recognition software. Biologists collaborated with computer engineers to adapt software designed to acknowledge human faces, making a new program dubbed LemurFaceID, that they described during a new study. The software detects distinctive features in lemur faces so that researchers can pinpoint…

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