Camera-traps capture Cambodia’s threatened mountain goat

Wildlife Alliance have been conducting scientific camera-trapping in the remote corners of the Southern Cardamom Landscape, part of the largest intact area of tropical evergreen rainforest in mainland South-east Asia, and a landscape significant for biodiversity and critical for ecosystem servicesMore 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.

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.