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Endangered clouded leopard spotted in Si Sa Ket

A clouded leopard was spotted in Si Sa Ket’s Kaban Krabai field for the first time in more than two decades, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said on its Facebook page on Friday.

Photo credit: Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation

Chaiwat Limlikitaksorn, director of the Protected Areas Regional Office 9, said Phanom Dong Rak Wildlife Sanctuary's patrol officers also found images of hog deer, barking deer, hog badger, leopard cat, Asian wild dog, fox, coal-billed ground cuckoo and Malayan Night Heron taken by camera traps on Wednesday.

He said after officers released wild animals like pheasants, deer and peacocks in the field in 2015, the number of predatory animals such as foxes and leopard cats had increased, adding that the clouded leopard was an endangered species in Thailand.

“This shows that the officers’ efforts of strictly surveying the area and taking good care of animals has paid off,” he said.

Published : November 27, 2020

By : The Nation