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Pete the plant prepares to take a selfie in trial to help monitor rainforests

Undated handout photo issued by ZSL London Zoo where a plant called Pete is growing. Pete the maidenhair fern is being cheered on to take the world's first plant "selfie" in a trial that conservationists hope will help them monitor remote rainforests. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday June 21, 2019. Work has begun on the scientific study at London Zoo to develop a way of using plants to power camera traps and sensors in the wild so that wildlife experts can monitor habitats such as tropical forests from afar. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Plants. Photo credit should read: ZSL London Zoo/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent Pete the maidenhair fern is being cheered on to take the world's first plant "selfie" in a trial that conservationists hope will help them monitor remote rainforests. Work has begun on the scientific study at London Zoo to develop a way of using plants to power camera traps...

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