radio collar


Definition of radio collar

: a collar with an attached radio transmitter that is put on an animal so that its movements in its natural habitat can be remotely monitored

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Other Words from radio collar

radio-collar \ ˈrā-​dē-​ō-​ˈkä-​lər How to pronounce radio-collar (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of radio collar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wolf was the breeding male of the Cornucopia Pack and, along with his mate, had been fitted with a radio collar and tracked by state biologists who monitor the species' recovery. oregonlive, "Reward of $7,600 offered for information in wolf poaching incident in eastern Oregon," 5 Nov. 2020 Some of them need batteries for existing radio collars. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, "Health of packs studied, new wolves identified in annual Mexican gray wolf count," 10 Feb. 2020 Most likely the agency employee or contractor fired a 12-gauge shotgun from a helicopter after following signals from a radio collar on a member of the Grouse Flats pack. Los Angeles Times, "Gray wolves are protected in Washington. So why does the state keep killing them?," 23 Oct. 2019 Biologists had followed her movements using a radio collar that wildlife specialists in Oregon placed around her neck in 2017. Maria Cramer, New York Times, "The Lonely End to One Gray Wolf’s 8,700-Mile Search for a Mate," 9 Feb. 2020 She was trapped and given a radio collar before making her way into California in 2018. CBS News, "Endangered gray wolf that wandered 8,712 miles looking for a mate or another pack found dead in California," 8 Feb. 2020 However, the wolf's radio collar apparently stopped working in December 2019. CBS News, "Endangered gray wolf that wandered 8,712 miles looking for a mate or another pack found dead in California," 8 Feb. 2020 The young wolf stepped into the spotlight in 2017, after wildlife officials in southern Oregon trapped her and fitted her with a GPS radio collar. oregonlive, "OR-54, tracked Oregon gray wolf in search of a mate, dies in California after 8,000-mile trek; cause of death not yet known," 8 Feb. 2020 To do that, deVos said, crews keep close watchon tagged wolves using radio collars, range riders monitor livestock at times and, in the most extreme cases, field crews can shoot rubber bullets at stray wolves or fire shellcrackers into the air. Andrew Nicla, azcentral, "Captive-born Mexican gray wolf pups released to 'foster dens' in Arizona and New Mexico," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of radio collar

1964, in the meaning defined above

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15 Nov 2020

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“Radio collar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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