New species found in Manas, Bhutan

The Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan, where WWF Japan is active to protect wildlife species and their habitat, has recently recorded three new mammal species and five new bird species found in the park.

The new mammals that were recorded were Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine, Chinese ferret-badger and Hodgson's Giant Flying Squirrel. The new found birds include the Black Baza, Watercock, Lesser Adjutant and Malayan Night Heron.

These new findings take the total record of mammals in the park to 61 and the total number of bird species to 431.

Camera traps also recorded six species of wild felids. Five of the recorded species are listed on the IUCN Red list. Bhutan has also recorded the Pallas cat in Wangchuck Centennial Park and Jigme Dorji National Park.

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