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

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The California Highway Patrol was alerted and called in Los Angeles Animal Control officers, who retrieved the cat’s body and radio collar and notified the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and researchers at the recreation area. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, "The mountain lion known as P-61 is struck and killed on 405 Freeway," 7 Sep. 2019 Since first leaving her original pack on January 23, 2018, the wolf, which has a radio collar. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, "Video: Three new wolf pups born in Northern California," 6 Aug. 2019 Colorado Parks and Wildlife released images of the black animal wearing what appeared to be a radio collar around its neck. USA TODAY, "Flying goats, chile duel, ’99 Women’s World Cup statue: News from around our 50 states," 12 July 2019 Members of a field team track the wild wolves via radio collars. Washington Post, "Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves," 18 June 2019 Lights and noisemakers, some of them activated by radio collars on wolves, can frighten off the canids. Kale Williams,, "As Oregon wolves rebound, tensions rise over livestock attacks," 10 June 2018 About 50 wolves are currently fitted with radio collars in Wisconsin, Walter said. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: With at least 900 wolves in the state, it's time to gauge public attitudes again," 6 June 2018 The bears were both ear tagged and radio collared before their release. Nicole Blanchard, idahostatesman, "Orphaned bear cubs spent a year at Garden City rehab. Watch them return to the wild.," 9 July 2017 Officials were scrambling to find this female Mexican gray wolf that crossed the border, but her tracking radio collar was broken. Alex Devoid, azcentral, "Can Mexican gray wolves survive in Mexico? Ranchers, advocates square off in familiar debate," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of radio collar

1964, in the meaning defined above

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