Giant muntjac

The giant muntjac (Muntiacus vuquangensis) is the largest species of muntjac discovered in 1994 in Vietnam and in central Laos. It is commonly found in evergreen forests. It is critically endangered because of the dwindling numbers caused by the slash and burn agriculture and hunting.

Also known as the giant barking deer, it was recently spotted in northeast Cambodia’s Virachey National Park through a hidden camera. The discovery was made only after the Cambodian authorities retrieved the camera and probed the months-long footage from the forest, which has been infested with large-scale illegal logging.

Written by IAS POINT

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