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Rare gaur seen in north

MAE HONG SON: A camera trap caught a gaur in the Salawin Wildlife Sanctuary in this province bordering Myanmar on Oct 8. It is the first gaur seen there in 37 years, according to the chief of the sanctuary.

Arkhom Boonnontae said the footage showed the bull turning up at 3.01am. It was the first gaur seen in the sanctuary since 1986, he said.

The gaur is a wild animal that is very rarely seen in the north, he said.

The IUCN lists the gaur as an endangered species. It is also a pro- tected animal under the Wild Animal Conservation and Protection Act, Mr Arkhom said.

Salawin Wildlife Sanctuary is the only reserve forest in the north where a gaur has been spotted, he said.

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