Photo update 4: What’s in the forest and what’s under the bridge?

Here’s a long overdue photo update on the species of mammals photographed by our Reconyx camera traps in the Kenyir Wildlife Corridor Project.

While other camera traps used by our friends in WWF-Malaysia have flash that captures award-winning photos of wildlife and allow you to identify animal individuals to get density estimates, covert cameras such as ours may decrease the likelihood of your camera being destroyed by irritable elephants or encroachers who want souvenirs – it all depends on the objective of your study. In this project, we are mainly interested to know the species present in the forests and the species utilising viaducts over fixed time periods.

Fortunately, these camera traps are password-protected and have built-in cameras that would be of no use to a thief. Our cameras have been out for 3 months in the forests and we are happy to report the cameras retrieved so far were healthy and dry. Here are photos of several interesting species recorded from the forests and beneath the viaducts. Enjoy!

Interesting mammals recorded in forests

Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) © Rimba – Acik, Dahar, Paul, Reuben and William

For the rest of the photos…

Asian golden cat (Pardofelis temminckii) © Rimba – Acik, Dahar, Paul, Reuben and William
Serow (Capricornis sumatraensis) © Rimba – Acik, Dahar, Paul, Reuben and William
Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) © Rimba – Acik, Dahar, Paul, Reuben and William
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) with sawn off tusk (possible conflict elephant released in Kenyir) – © Rimba – Acik, Dahar, Paul, Reuben and William
Asian tapir (Tapirus indicus) – © Rimba – Acik, Dahar, Paul, Reuben and William

Interesting mammals recorded under viaducts

Barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak) regularly graze under this viaduct – © Rimba – Acik, Dahar, Paul, Reuben and William
Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) – © Rimba – Acik, Dahar, Paul, Reuben and William
Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) © Rimba – Acik, Dahar, Paul, Reuben and William
Another regular grazer under this viaduct – the Asian tapir (Tapirus indicus) regularly graze under this viaduct © Rimba – Acik, Dahar, Paul, Reuben and William
Though this mammal is the most common species, it still deserves its day in the sun – the wild pig (Sus scrofa) © Rimba – Acik, Dahar, Paul, Reuben and William
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8 thoughts on “Photo update 4: What’s in the forest and what’s under the bridge?

  1. Pingback: Tales from Rimba 2: Why did the chicken cross the road? | Nature rambles.

  2. The photos are great and its good newss that animals are using the viaducts.

  3. Very awesome photos again! I believe there could be some award-winners between them! I’ve seen a Golden Cat once in the forests of Belum. Very nice! Keep up the good work

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