More rare animals found in sanctuary

More rare animals found in sanctuary

A wild elephant captured in this photo is among protected wild animals sighted in the latest survey. photo credit: Khlong Saeng Wildlife Research Station
A wild elephant captured in this photo is among protected wild animals sighted in the latest survey. photo credit: Khlong Saeng Wildlife Research Station

SURAT THANI: More protected and rare animals have been sighted in the Khlong Saeng Wildlife Research Station in Ban Ta Khun district of this southern province.

Kriangsak Sribuarod, chief of the research station, said a survey of the wildlife population carried out during September and October this year found the animals.

In the survey, cameras were installed to take pictures of endangered and protected animals in a 750,000-rai area north of the Ratchaprapha dam. Pictures showed rare animals such as clouded leopards and Asian golden cats were captured.

Traces of other rare animals such as black tigers and leopards were also found. Attempts would be made to take more photos of them, Mr Kriangsak said.

More protected animals including tapirs, chamois, marbled cats, barking deers, wild elephants and gaurs were also found.

"It is believed there are about 200 wild elephants and 400 gaur in the sanctuary. The population of clouded leopards and Asian golden cats is believed to have increased," Mr Kriangsak said.

Mr Kriangsak attributed the trend to effective patrols of the sanctuary to protect the animals from poachers.


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