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× Over 400 species of birds are known to occur within the Park’s boundaries, and 57 mammals. Larger mammals include elephant, gaur, sambar deer, banteng, serow, and bear, indo-chinese tiger, leopard, both common and Fea’s muntjac. Malayan tapir, white-handed gibbon, dusky and banded langurs, Asian wild dog, otter, and wild boar.

Clouded Leopard

14 Jan 2017 13:46 - 15 Jan 2017 11:13 #4180 by Geoff Potter
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Here's a post on Facebook from an expert birder, Peter Ericsson ..........

"Moment of magic!

This morning I had a wildlife experience that almost blew my socks off! Absolutely one of my best highlights ever!
My friend Walter told me early in the morning as we were getting ready to go birding: ‘it is Friday the 13th, I hope a black cat doesn’t cross the road’…….My reply was something to the sort off “well, I don’t really buy into that type of superstition, if you accept it it might have that rule over you”.

After a few hours of birding inside of Kaengkrachan National Park we headed back out towards Petchaburi in pursuit of Spoon-billed Sandpiper. As Walter had forgotten to return the room key we had to go back to Baan Maka.
Only 5 minutes drive from Baan Maka a most impressive feline suddenly crossed the road about 10 meters in front of our car. I immediately shouted ‘Leopard’ but something was different with the jizz. Suddenly I realized all the features were consistent with Clouded Leopard and after a quick Google search we both knew we had seen a real living Clouded Leopard right in front of your eyes when we least expected it. The animal had a very long tail and elongated body with short legs and that was considerably darker then the common Leopard I have previously seen on a few occasions.
I have reviewed this sighting a hundred times in my mind’s eye today, realizing how incredibly fortunate we were. Just total magic!

Friday 13th, dark cat….ha! I love it!"

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15 Jan 2017 11:16 #4182 by Paul T
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21 Jan 2017 07:55 #4202 by WalkingTiger
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