Three more species of 18 birds and two Pileated Gibbons have been released to the Angkor Archaeological Park.

The release was made recently by the APSARA National Authority in collaboration with Phnom Penh Forestry Administration and Wildlife Alliance.

Of the species of 18 birds released include 4 Peafowls (3 males, 1 female), 6 Great Hornbills (5 males, 1 female) and 4 Wreathed Hornbills (males) from any wildlife conservation organisations and local people, while other 4 Peacocks from the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB).

Since 2013, the authority has released several species of wildlife into the forest of Angkor Park, including 13 Pileated Gibbons (delivered seven babies), 4 Red Muntjacs, 12 Silvered Langurs, 5 Common Palm Civets, 5 Smooth-coated Otters (delivered two babies), two Leopard Cats, seven Oriental Pied Hornbills and some other animals inhabiting the park under the constant supervision and care of the team.

The APSARA National Authority and the Angkor Wildlife Release Project called on the public, national and international guests, especially the locals to take part in preservation of the wildlife.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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