Staff of the Saola Nature Reserve in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue have discovered the existence of giant muntjacs (Muntiacus vuquangensis), a rare animal species, in the area.

According to the reserve’s Director Le Ngoc Tuan, the finding was made using camera traps set in the reserve.

The discovery of giant muntjacs together with other indigenous animals like Annamite striped rabbits, red-shanked douc langurs, and crested arguses has proven the richness of the site’s biodiversity as well as the efficiency of forest protection activities.

Therefore, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is helping the reserve set more camera traps to take further images of rare species here, enriching the knowledge about biodiversity in Vietnam and Thua Thien-Hue in particular.

Thua Thien-Hue province has recently established the Saola reserve with the aim of protecting the Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), a rare animal that is indigenous to the central Truong Son mountain range. The region is home to one of the richest biodiversity in the world.-VNA