Snapshot Serengeti Talk

What does 'interacting' mean?

  • kosmala by kosmala scientist

    'Interacting' is when an animal is interaction in some way with another animal, such as biting, chasing, or mating.

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  • Milkybear by Milkybear

    What about interacting with the camera, anything special?

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  • kosmala by kosmala scientist

    Nope, nothing special for interacting with the camera.

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  • schaep by schaep

    or being eaten 😃 as eating is the other party 😃

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  • Zanna640 by Zanna640

    Would like more conformation on what is considered "interacting." I have a list of things for verification:
    Would birds piggy backing on animals count as interacting?
    I assume the following: head butting/rutting, grooming, nuzzling, killing, chasing, biting,or clawing are good examples.What about birthing?

    Also, wondering how to classify a certain behavior. I saw a zebra rolling in the dirt. He wasn't standing, resting or eating. He WAS moving, but I don't think that is what is meant by moving. Ha ha.

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  • Damon22 by Damon22

    A zebra rolling in the dust is resting in the same sense as if you went to a spa at a resort on your vacation.

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  • aliburchard by aliburchard scientist, translator

    @Zanna640 - either resting or moving would be just fine for the zebra. We realize that there are a lot of details not captured by the behaviors we have available as options.

    Catching a birth on camera would be awesome - definitely mark that as interacting!

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