The park is the third largest in Thailand. It covers an area of 300 square kilometers, including tropical seasonal forests and grasslands. Its altitude mostly ranges from 400–1,000 m above sea level. There are 3,000 species of plants, 320 species of birds, and 67 species of mammals, recording in this, Thailand's most famous National Park.
It amazes me that people plant crops next to a forest of wild animals and don't expect the animals to show an interest in a good meal ........ another dark day for humankind ......... our end is inevitable....
"NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Another two gaurs were found dead in Wang Nam Khieo district on Sunday, raising the number of dead gaurs found this month to three.
The carcasses of the two gaurs, believed to have been shot to death......"
There's a lot of meat on one of those big gaurs!
I'll bet the claim about the gaur's raiding his tapioca plantation was mostly a smoke screen. The more bitter varieties of cassava are rarely eaten by animals.
Ideally, you'd want to plant a decoy crop that the wildlife prefers to eat, keeping them away from the cash crop....
You are right ........... latest news article from BKP............
"State officials may have been complicit in the poaching of two gaurs found dead in a forest in Wang Nam Khieo district of Nakhon Ratchasima at the weekend, according to a police source. The source said........... "