Spotted deer has been recorded in the Bolshekhekhtsirsky Nature Reserve for the first time in decades
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Spotted deer has been recorded in the Bolshekhekhtsirsky Nature Reserve for the first time in decades

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12-06-2023
 
Source: https://iacgov.ru
For the first time in 60 years, the spotted deer came to the attention of researchers of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Zapovednoe Priamurye" (unites reserves and national parks of the Khabarovsk Territory). It was possible to establish its presence in the southern part of the territory of the Bolshekhekhtsirsky Reserve in the Khabarovsk Territory thanks to the analysis of data from camera traps. This was announced on its website by the Roszapovedcenter of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia.

"This is a really new animal species for the Bolshekhekhtsirsky Reserve. Previously, spotted deer fell into the lens of camera traps in Anyui National Park, but this happened for the first time in Bolshekhekhtsirsky," said Rimma Andronova, head of the scientific department of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Reserved Amur Region".

According to experts, spotted deer do not stay in the protected forests of the region for a long time because of the stable and deep snow cover. And all this is because in winter they feed on fallen leaves of trees, but they cannot extract them from under the snow, like other ungulates.

The researchers were also pleased with the appearance of wild boars in the southern part of the reserve, which had not been seen in this area for a long time due to the death of African swine fever.

"In addition, camera traps captured lynx, deer, roe deer, hares, foxes, wasps, a family of brown bears, a tiger on this territory of the reserve," the Roszapovedcenter noted.
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