Bar Codes for Zebras

 A new way of counting the population of Zebras has been discovered by scientists based at the University of Illinois at Chicago Princeton University.

‘StripeSpotter’ is a new software application that can track the population of Zebras by uploading a photograph of the mammal, instead of tagging by using tranquilizer darts.

The breakthrough involves breaking down each stripe into vertical strands of pixels that are uploaded to the application, similar to normal bar code scanning in supermarkets and registering the Zebras details on the database.

The combinations of each stripe have been proven to be as unique as a fingerprint matches to a human being and the application is also currently being tested on Tigers and even Giraffes.

To check this interesting and groundbreaking application, visit:

Tom Harding

Writer for King Loaf & Alt Sounds