Wildlife returns at Ho Chi Minh Trail in Cambodia


This 2017 video is about Germain’s Peacock Pheasant.

From Associated Press:

KEO SEIMA, Cambodia — Four decades after U.S. warplanes plastered it with bombs, a remote corner of the old Ho Chi Minh Trail in Cambodia is making a comeback as a treasure trove of endangered wildlife. …

According to WCS, at least 42 threatened species now thrive within the 1,160 square miles of what is officially the Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area.

A sharp eye can spot a charismatic primate called the black-shanked douc, gorging on treetop leaves in the late afternoon.

Once it was thought their main home was Vietnam, but it’s now believed that half the world’s population lives in the once devastated forest.

Large herds of gaur, magnificent horned wild cattle, roam the area as do muntjac deer, banteng ox and wild pig, all vital prey for tigers.

Bird life — ibis, vulture, eagle and hornbill — abound.

So many Germain’s Peacock-pheasants have been spotted that conservationists have scratched the species from the world endangered list.

World’s largest banteng population at risk in Cambodia from hunting and rapid habitat loss: here.

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