Critically endangered rare barking deer spotted in Cambodia

A giant barking deer, whose species is listed as critically endangered, has been spotted through a camera in northeast Cambodia’s Virachey National Park.

Environment ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra said the spotting of the rare deer was one of the most exciting news in recent time, giving a boost to the country’s wildlife preservation efforts.

“This is the most exciting news for Cambodia and for the whole world that such a rare and most critically endangered species was discovered in Cambodia,” Neth Pheaktra said. “This is a positive result for the government’s efforts to protect natural resources.”

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