“Twins!” Rare Deer Born in Tamao

On November 13, 2018, two female Eld’s deer (Panolia eldii siamensis)  were born in  Tamao Zoo and Rescue Center, according to the website of the Department of Forestry of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

At present, there are 23 deer in pens and 3 in the forest at the wildlife sanctuary.

The siamensis is a sub-species of the deer once found in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.  It sheds antlers every year during June, a season rich for its horn, which is prized as a traditional medicine (*of course). Now the wild population is extinct in many parts.

Rasmei News


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