A sambar deer trapped by an illegal snare in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS) has been rescued, according to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s Facebook page.
“This deer was lucky to be found by the KSWS team, but they cannot get close without scaring it, which might injure them or itself in panic,” it said.
The team cut the snare by attaching a knife to a long bamboo pole, it added.
“The deer has been trapped here for days, and doesn’t know what to do, even though it is now free,” the same source said, stressing that normally with such severe wound, veterinary care would be needed, but at this remote location, this was not possible.
Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) has been listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List since 2008. Its populations have declined substantially due to severe hunting and habitat loss.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press