Rare, strange mammal caught on camera in Sumatra

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A video camera trap expedition into ’s Leuser ecosystem has captured a rarely-seen, bizarre mammal on tape. The () is a goat-antelope found both on and mainland Southeast Asia. Rarely seen and little-studied, the animals inhabit highland areas.

Sumatran serow at Dusit Zoo, Bangkok, .

“Serows seem to be rare creatures, we only filmed two individuals. But they might still be common in Leuser’s high and remote corners,” Marten Slothouwer, who is running the expedition, told mongabay.com, noting that there is little information on the species.

The Sumatran serow is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List; it is threatened by deforestation and hunting. The species is one of six serows found across East Asia. “In Sumatra they have been photographed in several areas and people in Leuser do like their meat, but it’s not something widely that’s available,” Slothouwer says.

Eyes on Leuser has managed to capture over 40 species on video, many of them rarely seen or recorded, in some of the last forests of Sumatra.

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0305-hance-sumatran-serow-video.html

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Noushka Wildlife

Very interesting!
Goes to show we don’t know yet all about the large animals of our planet…
A strange thought!!
Thanks for sharing this!

Susan Lee

Thank you for these glimpses of a creature become so rare as to be semi-mythical! 🙂

Susan Lee

Thank you for these glimpses of a creature become so rare as to be semi-mythical! 🙂

Abu Zaeem Abdu Razaq

Really?

Doris Charles

How amazing the Serow I have never heard of that animal before Ken.

Abu Zaeem Abdu Razaq

Really?

Doris Charles

How amazing the Serow I have never heard of that animal before Ken.

Ragoo Rao

Very Interesting.

Ragoo Rao

Very Interesting.

Annette Pedersen

This is very interesting!

Annette Pedersen

This is very interesting!

Linda Pluto

wow

Linda Pluto
Linda Pluto

wow