Jinfo Mountain puts musk deer under first class protection
Jinfo Mountain finds a musk deer, an endangered species that is now under first class protection. (Photo provided by Jinfo Mountain Research and Monitoring Center)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The reporter learned from Jinfo Mountain Research and Monitoring Center recently that it has found an animal that qualifies to be under first class protection: the wild forest musk deer. It is reported that the wild forest musk deer is a precious and endangered species in China. In 2003, it was added to the animals under first class protection. After four years of observation in Jinfo Mountain of Chongqing, scientific researchers captured photos and videos of wild forest musk deer and confirmed that the endangered species is distributed in areas of Chongqing.
According to reports, in April of this year, researchers installed infrared trigger devices to capture images of the musk deer for the first time. In early May, researchers collected relevant images again and sent videos and photos to the Chongqing Institute of Medical Plant Cultivation in Sanquan Village for experts’ final confirmation. Through video and photos, not only can we confirm the distribution of musk deer in the Jinfo Mountain area, but we can also see that this female deer has a healthy body and good living conditions.
According to the Center for Scientific Research and Monitoring, the musk deer’s coat color has a distinct feature. It has a wide white band on both sides of its neck and extends to the armpit. Musk deer can secrete musk. At present, there are only about several tens of thousand wild forest musk deer in China.
It is reported that the current survey of the population of wild forest musk deer in Jinfo Mountain has started. Due to musk deer’s nature of being timid and fearing people, it is easily alarmed. The staff also started special protection work on the deer’s habitats, including monitoring and assessing key environmental conditions. (Translated by Yang Lifu, Fathom Language Limited)