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More bird species to be released into Angkor park

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The birds that will be released into the park include five peafowls, three great hornbills and three wreathed hornbills donated from wildlife conservation organisations and local communities. ANA

More bird species to be released into Angkor park

The APSARA National Authority (ANA) plans to release 11 birds from three rare species into the Angkor Archaeological Park’s forest and calls on the public to take care of all animals in the park.

In a Facebook post on May 17, ANA said: “Last weekend ... in collaboration with the Phnom Penh Forestry Administration and Wildlife Alliance, animals were reintroduced into the Angkor resort’s forest.

"The project team will release [more] birds into the forest in the near future,” according to ANA.

The birds that will be released into the park include five peafowls, three great hornbills and three wreathed hornbills donated from wildlife conservation organisations and local communities.

ANA confirmed that in the past, the project has been successful in releasing many species of wild animals into the park, including 11 young pileated gibbons that have given birth to four babies, five common palm civets, four Smooth-coated otters, among others.

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The birds that will be released into the park include five peafowls, three great hornbills and three wreathed hornbills donated from wildlife conservation organisations and local communities. ANA

ANA spokesman Long Kosal could not be reached for comment on May 17.

According to a Wildlife Alliance press release seen by The Post in late April citing ANA officials, cameras are installed in the forest to monitor the animals, and there are two caretakers, as well as the provision of additional food.

The press release said the original Angkor landscape had disappeared from the world and the rediscovery of the site has lead to the universal recognition of Angkor as Cambodia's cultural heritage centre.

If it’s successful, the reintroduction of animals to the park could make the Angkor resort an important natural heritage site for Cambodia too.

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The birds that will be released into the park include five peafowls, three great hornbills and three wreathed hornbills donated from wildlife conservation organisations and local communities. ANA

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