U of M lion researcher turns to 'crowdfunding'

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A University of Minnesota ecology professor and lion expert is using "crowdfunding" to raise money to send thousands of photos over the internet of a lion study from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
Craig Packer and his team of staff and students installed over 200 heat- and motion-activated cameras throughout the park.
The cameras "captures an incredible amount of images and we are now in position to share them with the public," Packer said, according to the Star Tribune. "But this is where our project has stalled and we could use the public's help."
Packer's team needs to raise $14,000 to set up internet access at their research station to transmit the images back to Minnesota.
The group is using the SciFund Challenge online, which lets people donate smalls amount to scientific projects. Fundraising began on Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15.
"People who are interested in this type of work can actually donate and do their part in helping us complete this project," Packer said.

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