Four Endangered Eld’s Deer Detected in Cambodia for the First Time in Five Years

Nearly 2,000 photos taken by camera traps had to be studied in order to spot them.

Four greatly endangered Eld’s deer (Rucervus eldii) have been detected in the country for the first time in five years, according to World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

“We are very excited about this discovery,” said Eam Sam Un, biodiversity research and monitoring manager with WWF, according to a statement on Sept. 24.

The four Eld’s deer—three adult females and one juvenile—were photographed by camera traps that were placed in the Sambor Wildlife Sanctuary supported by WWF in the Mekong Flooded Forest Landscape.

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