Tens of gaur individuals seen in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

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A program to survey the status of some large important animals at Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park has recorded tens of gaur individuals moving in herd, said Mr. Le Thanh Tinh, director of the national park in the north central province of Quang Binh on March 5.

 A gaur individual captured by camera trap in Rao Con Village.

A gaur individual captured by camera trap in Rao Con Village.

According to the preliminary report of the survey program and camera trap, there are around 13-17 individuals of gaur living in the core and buffer zone of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. Particularly, there are around 7-10 gaur individuals in Rao Con Village in Son Trach Commune, 4-5 individuals in Khe Tru and Khe Trieng regions of Phuc Trach and Bo Trach communes; and two individuals in Khe Thi regions of Thuong Trach Commune in Minh Hoa District.
In addition, research program of experts from the Management Board of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park also recorded about 11-15 gaur individuals at Rao May and Doc May in Truong Son Commune of Quang Ninh District and 5-6 individuals in Giang Man mountainous region in Minh Hoa District. The camera trap also captured gaur individuals in the region behind Rao Con Village.

By Minh Phong – Translated by Thuy Doan

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