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× 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.

Bears at the campsite and other photos

18 Feb 2019 15:32 - 04 Mar 2019 14:55 #5185 by wvwv
Saw a few people looking across the river from the restaurant at lam takhong. Wandered over and saw a mother bear with cub eating the plants. It was nearly dark so most shots were in fading light or pitch black. 

ne lady there said she'd seen bears before there so worth shining a flashlight in that area 6pm onwards if you're staying at the campsite. In the morning I walked across and saw fresh elephant poo in the same place. All of this just 20 metres from people's tents.


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18 Feb 2019 15:53 - 23 Feb 2019 15:11 #5186 by wvwv
Replied by wvwv on topic Bears at the campsite and other photos
Bull elephant on the way to haew suwat waterfall.  2 black giant squirrels in similar place. Hornbills in fruiting trees. Not sure what the other 2 bird are? I'm not good on birds. Think the lizard is a chinese water dragon. 


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20 Feb 2019 13:24 #5188 by zhou fangyi
Replied by zhou fangyi on topic Bears at the campsite and other photos
That's probably why it's wiser to stay at the campsite than a bungalow. More eyes.

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20 Feb 2019 17:07 #5191 by onflipflops
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Yes the lizard is an Indochinese Water Dragon, and you got a pic of Chinese pond Heron and Green-billed Malkoha.

Lucky you got to see the Asian Black Bears.  Khao Yai is definitely the best place to see this species. But still sightings are not common.

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22 Feb 2019 08:04 #5192 by jonathanbkk
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I have seen both species of bears on trails a total of 4 times now in my hikes, they are beautiful animals to see but every time what alarms me is how they act like I am not even there

The first time I saw one on the khao yai long trail i was going up a hill and had my head down only to look up and realize one was crossing the trail 5 or 6 meters ahead of me, it was a massive asiatic black bear, yet it didnt even give me but a glance

I carry bear spray i bought in the USA which is used for Grizzly bears, not ever had to use it but it gives me some piece of mind on these kinds of encounters

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