Thailand’s National Park sees uptick in animal activity during closure

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A sounder of wild boars at Thung Salaeng Luang National Park, Petchabun Province.
A sounder of wild boars at Thung Salaeng Luang National Park, Petchabun Province.

PHETCHABUN-The closure of many national parks due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, has allowed recuperation of their ecosystems, with Thung Salaeng Luang National Park reporting increased sightings of animals.



A family of wild boars was filmed frolicking in Thung Salaeng Luang National Park after officials setup a camera system to capture animals during the day and at night.

The boars were seen in Nang Phaya field of Khao Kho district in Phetchabun province, near a savannah area.

Their appearance is considered a sign of natural recuperation in the national park, aided by its closure due to the COVID-19 situation. Other wildlife species recently spotted include bears, foxes, deer and hedgehogs, all of which have shown heightened activity in the absence of park visitors.(NNT)