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Tracks of large tiger found near manmade salt-lick in Korat forest

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Tracks of large tiger found near manmade salt-lick in Korat forest

By The Nation

 

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Tracks made by a large tiger were found near a manmade salt-lick in a national park in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Kornburi district, confirming the fertility of the forests, a park official said on Monday.

 

Somsak Kanchanakacha, chief of the third management office of the Thap Lan National Park, was leading officials to survey areas suitable for creating more salt-licks and planting edible foliage for wild animals in the park on Monday morning when he spotted the tracks.

 

Each footprint was about 6-inches long, indicating that a large tiger had moved in to occupy that part of the forest thanks to an abundance of food in the area.

 

Somsak added that the spot also had tracks of prey animals, such as barking deer, deer and wild boars.

 

He added that the group had identified several spots for creating salt-licks and planting edible foliage. The aim of planting more fodder is to prevent wild elephants feeding on farm crops.

 

Somsak said a recent survey indicated that some 20 to 30 tigers and some 250 to 300 wild elephants are living in Thap Lan National Park.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30370040

 

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Tigers are know to exist in this part of SE Asia, although rare, to say the least. They are known to exist in one part of Laos, for instance. It would not be impossible for a tiger to make its way down through Thailand. They are solitary and stay away from humans.

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Well if they don't start getting serious about protecting wildlife that is endangered the youth of today and especially their kids won't be seeing live Gorilla's, Rhino's, Samaritan tigers and several others on the verge of disappearing.

Elephants in Africa are still being poached at an alarming rate. 

 

Sadly the only animals the future generation will see will be in the zoo or on TV .... not in the wild.

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Aaaai, i will quickly remove the manmade salt-lick i have in my back garden. 

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And there was me always thinking that "Barking Deer" was the polite Thai menu description for our canine friends !

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That'll be on it's way to China before nightfall !

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anyone for a selfie with a real wild life tigre? !!

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10 hours ago, Just Weird said:

"...kids won't be seeing live Gorilla's, Rhino's, Samaritan tigers..."

Samaritan tigers? Are they those sympathetic tigers that help you to hospital after they've attacked you?

They're great listeners!

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15 hours ago, Just Weird said:

"...kids won't be seeing live Gorilla's, Rhino's, Samaritan tigers..."

Samaritan tigers? Are they those sympathetic tigers that help you to hospital after they've attacked you?

I doubt I shall see any of those animals mentioned in the wild even if they weren't endangered.

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ok ..... Sumatran Tiger ....  I must of had a few beers before writing that.

The Samaritan Tiger is a good tiger and usually only found at temples.

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