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Cold Feet, Warm Stripes

By Londonist Last edited 107 months ago
Cold Feet, Warm Stripes
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Intrepid zoo visitor Steve Lowe took his thermal imaging camera to London Zoo and came up with pictures that show interesting things about animals not revealed just by gawking at them in their enclosures. He has now donated the photos to the zoo, where they will

be used in education and even in veterinary work.

How cool is the fact that a zebra's stripes put out differing amounts of heat? Very! If you also think that way, you'll be happy to know that you can view pictures, including the amazing detail of a butterfly's wing veins, at London Zoo's website.

By Kai

Thermal image of Zebras by Steve Lowe from the ZSL website.

Last Updated 06 February 2008