The park’s deputy director, Mr. Nguyen Van Dau, says that not many wild boars have been seen in the park for the last 20 years, until recently.
Previously, forest rangers sometime saw tens of boars at night, when they left their sites to seek food. Recently, they have discovered footprints of hundreds of wild boars deep in the forest.
In addition, the numbers of other rare wild species like deer, monkey, iguana, crocodile, snake, python and birds are reported to rise.
The U Minh Ha National Park covers 8,000 hectares, including virgin forests. The park has been well preserved to become an ideal environment for the wildlife.
In related news, employees of the Pu Huong Nature Reserve in the central province of Nghe An have recorded the sound of Phayre's leaf monkey. The discovery is important for scientific research and it is the evidence for the existence of this endangered primate in the nature reserve.
Phayre's leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei), also known as Phayre's langur, is a species of lutung found in Southeast Asia. The species epithet commemorates Arthur Purves Phayre. Its range includes Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. It is mostly arboreal and feeds on leaves of a large number of tree species.
In Vietnam, Phayre's leaf monkey is listed as endangered species. Phayre's leaf monkeys are discovered in some northern and central provinces of Vietnam. Le Ha