Herd of rare banteng spotted in Huai Kha Khaeng

Rangers and a professional photographer exploring the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary were in for a treat on May 11 when they spotted and quickly photographed more than 60 banteng cows and bulls, which are listed as endangered species.

“Rangers and Athit Nima, a professional photographer, have been patrolling the Pong Chang Pheuk area, which links the Nakhon Sawan forest to Huai Kha Khaeng in Uthai Thani province, in a bid to record wildlife in their natural habitat for educational purposes,” said Thani Nuyim, director of the region 12 wildlife sanctuary office, on Wednesday.

“They spotted two groups of banteng eating grass, the big one had around 45 cattle and the small one about 15,” he said.

“They also spotted several other animals during their trip, including wild boar, barking deer, deer and peacocks. Seeing these rare animals in the forest is proof that our natural resources are still abundant,” Thani beamed.

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