A rare leopard captured by a camera trap in the Chiang Dao wildlife sanctuary in Thailand
Image Credit: Department of National Parks, Wildlife Conservation
A leopard (Panthera pardus) has been recorded by a camera trap for the first time in Chiang Dao Wildlife Reserve in Chiang Mai province, according to the Thailand Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Wildlife Conservation’s Facebook page. plants.
The publication, made this morning (Monday) said that so far only the footprints of the endangered species have been found in the sanctuary, adding that the recording of the feline by a camera trap shows the richness of biodiversity in the area. Forest .
the 10 second video shows the medium-sized leopard walking past the hidden camera at night, apparently looking for food.
Leopards are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). About 7,500 individuals live in the wild in many parts of the world, according to the IUCN in 2020.
Established in August 1978, Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary covers 521 square kilometers of the Doi Chiang Dao and southern mountainous regions of the Thanon Thong Chai Range. The highest peak is the 2,175 meter Doi Chiang Dao.
The sanctuary area is covered with various types of forests, which change with altitude. It is home to a number of endangered species, such as long-tailed gorals, Sumatran serows, Asian golden cats and big-headed turtles.