Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Jessica Deichmann

A tapir (Tapirus terrestris) caught on camera in Peru's Amazonian rainforest.

Eyes and Ears on the Amazon Rainforest

We install the cameras on tree trunks and leave them in the rainforest for about six months. We also hang acoustic recorders about 5-6 feet above the ground near each camera trap. The audio recordings are collected over two week periods every few months.