Tor makes it as far as Morocco22 May 2014
In the last few days we have been receiving signals from Tor's tag - surprising us as we last heard from him just north of the Congo Rainforest in March! These new signals show he made it to Morocco but unfortunately it does look like, despite successfully completing the crossing of the Sahara desert, he has since died there. This shows that tag failure was responsible for his initial silences but unfortunately it looks like the desert crossing was too much for him and he didn't have the reserves to continue onwards.
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