Thermal Image Gallery—Animals are ‘White Hot’ at the Tyler, Texas Zoo

Pulsar thermal imaging isn’t just for hunters, first responders and law enforcement. There are quite a few alternative uses for thermal imaging. Zoos, safari parks and other wildlife sanctuaries are increasingly using thermal cameras, binoculars and monoculars to monitor, observe, and study their animals. Particularly useful is thermal’s ability to function as a non-invasive health screening device for veterinarians. As a diagnostic tool, vets avoid capturing, handling and sedating an animal. Thermal can also detect a problem area before the animal starts displaying physical symptoms like a limp or favoring one leg.

Pulsar Pro Staff member and professional hog hunter—350 down this year alone—Brad Korando took a break from helping Texas farmers by visiting the Tyler, Texas Zoo with his family. Using his Helion XP38 thermal imaging monocular, Brad took these awesome pictures, which highlight the differences in warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals and animals that are wet, as well as detailing the clarity the Helion series of monoculars provide.


Pulsar Helion thermal imaging monocular
The Pulsar Helion thermal imaging monocular has variable magnification, sees in complete darkness and has onboard video recording.

The six different models of Helion thermal imaging monocular all share a high-resolution 640×480 AMOLED display and thermal sensor with a 17µm pixel pitch, for highly detailed images, positive identification and detection up to 2,000 yards, eight custom color modes, built-in onboard Wi-Fi and video recording, intuitive, easy-to-use interface, a high image frequency refresh rate at 50Hz for real-time fluid images, variable magnification for up-close or long-distance viewing, and include a rangefinding feature which quickly determines distances.

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