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Animals reclaim Phitsanulok national park while humans caged in lockdown


Wildlife at Thung Salaeng Luang National Park in Phitsanulok province is recovering in the absence of disturbance from visitors, the park chief has revealed.

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Animals reclaim Phitsanulok national park while humans caged in lockdown

“The forests and meadows are habitats and important food sources for animals. During the closure of our tourist attractions, bison, bears, deer, foxes, barking deer, porcupines and wild boars are wandering all over the park in search of food," said Witoon Detpramuanphon.
Animals reclaim Phitsanulok national park while humans caged in lockdown

For the past month, the animals have been gathering in an open meadow near water sources because there is no scent or voices of humans, he added.

Animals reclaim Phitsanulok national park while humans caged in lockdown

This has allowed park officials to set up a camera to record footage of the wildlife during both the day and night.

Animals reclaim Phitsanulok national park while humans caged in lockdown
Moreover, the forest and its plants are regaining foliage ahead of the rainy season, giving herbivores plenty to graze on.

Published : May 01, 2020

By : The Nation