Sumatran serow

The wierdest looking of all Thailand's mammals in my opinion, the Sumatran serow (Capricornis sumatraensis). Found throughout Thailand but still not a common species, especially in the lower forest slopes. This fine animal was photographed in Pang Sida National Park, part of the Dong Phayayen - Khao Yai World Heritage Site.

After months of not photographing many mammals at all, this one appeared unexpectedly on our cameras. We are hoping this is a good omen for more to come as we are now firmly into the dry season and the forest is changing quickly. Some mammals have now changing their rainy season habits and locales to get through what is the harder dry season period for many of them. We are very hopeful of recording more in the next few months to show you.


Ceratomantis saussurii Horned mantis or spiny mantis.

Sumatran serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) in Pang Sida National Park.


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jonathanbkk replied the topic: #867 27 Mar 2013 22:25
Amazing looking animal and so wary of predators! Great how he walked right at the camera as if on display!
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Paul T replied the topic: #874 31 Mar 2013 14:49
Here are the stills:

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Paul T replied the topic: #875 31 Mar 2013 14:54
And here are some from a different location in Thailand. From the top of the limestone karst' of Uthai Thani. We had the place well scoped but the clamber up the karst with the gear and camera traps was pure hell.

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