Chiang Mai Zoo

Chiang Mai Night Safari succeeds in breeding additional Serow

BANGKOK, 8 January 2012 (NNT) – Chiang Mai Night Safari has announced its success in breeding another rare goat-antelope, which is one of Thailand’s 15 rare and endangered species.

Chiang Mai Night Safari executive, Dr. Sarawut Srisakul, revealed that the zoo has successfully bred a female Serow, which came out on last Christmas Day.

Before the arrival of the new member of this rare and endangered goat-antelope, Chiang Mai Night Safari had bred one male and 3 female Serows. The new Serow, which is yet to be named, is healthy and ready to be presented to visitors now.

The Serow, commonly known as ‘Liang-pha’ in Thai, is similar to a goat with a short body and long legs. Its body fur is black with a long rough hairline running across the body and under the neck. The animal, which is recognized by its large head with large standing ears and horns that are short with a wide base, can normally be found in areas that range from Cashmere in India to the foot of the Himalayas, stretching to Assam in the east to the south of China and Burma.

They can also be found in Malaysia, Sumatra and Thailand, where they used to be found on the limestone cliffs in every region except the central plains. Today they are found in the wild only in some wild life reserves.

Reporter: Suwit – NNT

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