Bus driver found transporting 150kg of live wildlife

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Bus driver found transporting 150kg of live wildlife

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:19 pm

Driver to be fined after 150kg of wildlife found
8 September 2017
KAMPONG CHHNANG - A driver for a local bus operator was taken into custody by Kampong Chhnang Military Police officials after being caught with around 150 kilograms of illegal wildlife, including snakes, civets and turtles.
The bus, which belonged to BPA Transport, was travelling from Poipet to Phnom Penh, when forestry officials in Kampong Chhnang’s Thpong district stopped it and found the large haul of live animals. The driver, Choem Seth, was taken in and questioned by Forestry Administration officials, said Hang Socheat, an official with the provincial Military Police.

“After the arrest of the suspect, we found evidence including a bus, 10 turtles, three civets and [many] snakes, and it was 150 kilograms in total. All of the evidence was sent to Kampong Tralach Forestry Administration to take further action,” he said...

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Re: Bus driver found transporting 150kg of live wildlife

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:12 pm

Again, can anyone identify the species ? (If a better photo turns up, I will post it.)

Huge dead animal carcass found in forest trap
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Pailin Province:
A group of jungle officials on patrol found the body of a dead wild animal weighing more than 150 kilograms trapped in the forest . The incident happened on the morning of September 8, 2017, at the Olsen site in Phnom Bat village, Otavao commune, Pailin city.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:21 pm

Still not very clear. The photos are centred on the heroic forest guards, not the animal.
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Re: Bus driver found transporting 150kg of live wildlife

Post by Barang chgout » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:23 am

Go prey?

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Re: Bus driver found transporting 150kg of live wildlife

Post by cambo swa » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:42 am

Does someone know how it is possible that "Military Police" stopped this particular bus and found these animals? Mostly they are too lazy to get off there ass to do anything besides look at their mobile phones underneath a shady tree unless there is money coming their way. Some one didn't fill the tea box properly?
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Re: Bus driver found transporting 150kg of live wildlife

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:52 am

Barang chgout wrote:Go prey?

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Re: Bus driver found transporting 150kg of live wildlife

Post by Barang chgout » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:17 am

That one is!

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Re: Bus driver found transporting 150kg of live wildlife

Post by Barang chgout » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:18 am

And surely it's not spelt with a k....

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Re: Bus driver found transporting 150kg of live wildlife

Post by Anchor Moy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:22 pm

Alternative Title: Bos sauveli
Kouprey (Bos sauveli), elusive wild ox (tribe Bovini, family Bovidae) of Indochina and one of the world’s most endangered large mammals, if it is not already extinct.
https://www.britannica.com/animal/kouprey#ref46913

Date last seen: last absolute confirmed date is 1969/70
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/2890/0
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So it's probably not a kouprey. Could it be a gaur ?
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Re: Bus driver found transporting 150kg of live wildlife

Post by Username Taken » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:18 pm

http://www.arkive.org/kouprey/bos-sauveli/ says it was last seen in 1988.

Could also be Banteng or Gaur.
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