Endangered gaur dies from illegal trap
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A gaur (Bos Guarus) weighing nearly 100 kilos was found dead at Nong Lam plantation in Dong Phu district in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on May 20.
The deceased guar found dead in Dong Phu district on May 20, 2012. Photo: NLD
The animal is classified in Group 1B, which means it must be protected against illegal capture, breeding, trading or hunting under Vietnamese laws.
Local authorities claim it is an “extremely rare” guar.
Investigation results show the animal died of injuries and bruises on the left leg after getting caught in a trap installed by illegal hunters.
A report shows there is only a small population of gaurs in Binh Phuoc with more than 20 individuals in Dong Phu district.