Camera-traps capture Cambodia’s threatened mountain goat

These images and video show Chinese Serow Capricornis milneedwardsii a species of wild goat which occurs in hill forests across mainland South East Asia. IUCN listed as Near Threatened, largely as a result of hunting for food and medicine, Serow blood is used in traditional Cambodian medicine to treat a number of ailments. As a result, the species has been heavily targeted by hunters and is now restricted to a few remote forest sites largely in the Cardamom Mountains. In this amazing photo and video a young Serow suckles on her mother before the pair disappear into the night forest. 

Wildlife Alliance has been conducting scientific camera-trapping in the remote corners of the Southern Cardamom Landscape, part of the largest intact area of tropical evergreen rain forest in mainland South-east Asia, and a landscape significant for biodiversity and critical for ecosystem services.  More than 8,000 camera-trap nights from more than 60 locations have revealed previously unseen insights into the status and behavior of some of the Kingdom’s most threatened species of mammal and bird.