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ZSL shares ‘animal selfies’ from across the globe for World Selfie Day

International conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) has released a gallery of ‘animal selfies’ to mark World Selfie Day (Sunday 21 June) - images of wild elephants, giraffes, baboons and zebras taken from its ground-breaking Instant Wild app.

The camera trap snaps - taken over the past four years - feature giraffes craning their long necks to find the perfect angle, zebra herds gathering for group shots and a baboon mum showing off her newborn.

A ZSL citizen science initiative, the Instant Wild app uploads images of animals from ZSL partner conservation sites around the world for users to identify, before the info is sent back to conservationists on the ground to help with their research - ultimately helping to protect Critically Endangered wildlife including black rhinos and pangolins.

ZSL’s Monitoring and Technology Manager Anthony Dancer said: “These are just a few of the amazing pictures of animals in the wild that people at home have been identifying through the Instant Wild app - supporting vital conservation work across the globe.

Posted on: 22 June 2020

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