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05/27/2014 02:05 pm ET | Updated May 27, 2014

Zebra Collaring Yields Amazing Migration Discovery (VIDEO)

Keeping track of and monitoring wildlife is a critical part of conservation, but do you ever wonder how exactly scientists are able to do this?

If so, wonder no more as the World Wildlife Fund has released this simultaneously educational and mesmerizing video demonstrating the collaring of a zebra. They write about the video:

This zebra was safely tranquilized and collared in 2012, documenting a recorded migration for land mammals in Africa. Eight collared zebras were tracked via GPS making a made a round trip of more than 300 miles between Botswana and Namibia two years in a row. That's the largest land migration ever recorded in Africa. As migratory routes for many species are increasingly disrupted and declining, this research shows these animals need wide open spaces in order to survive.

If you'd like to know more about the "longest-known terrestrial migration of wildlife in Africa" that was discovered while tracking these zebras, you can read an abstract about the research here.

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