Tiger numbers increase in Kanchanaburi

At least six tigers have been found in Salak Phra Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi for the first time in over 30 years.

Tiger numbers increase in Kanchanaburi
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Tiger numbers increase in Kanchanaburi

published : 13 Mar 2023 at 15:11

writer: Gary Boyle


For the first time in 30 years, a trap camera captures photos of tigers roaming inside the Salak Phra Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi.  Photo: Salak Phra Wildlife Sanctuary

At least six tigers have been found in Salak Phra Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi for the first time in over 30 years.

The chief of Khao Namphu Nature and Wildlife Education Centre, part of the 40,000-rai sanctuary, said cameras last year captured six Indochinese tigers.

He said officers can identify three tigers based on the tiger's skin print database as coming from Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Tak province, north of the Salak Phra Wildlife Sanctuary.

The other three were a mother tiger and her two cubs. There is no skin print database for the group.

The officer said he believes one of the cubs was male and it was seen in January this year around Tha Thung Na Dam close to the sanctuary.

"It is hard to believe that the release of bantengs [Southeast Asian wild cattle] in the sanctuary in recent years has led to the increase in tiger population. Our efforts have produced results beyond expectations," he said.

The presence of the tigers shows the well-being of the forest ecosystem, he said.


  • beyond expectations: very different from what is expected - ที่ไม่ได้คาดไว้
  • capture: to film/record/paint, etc. somebody/something - เก็บภาพ, จับภาพ
  • cub: a young bear, lion, fox, etc - ลูกของสัตว์
  • database: a large amount of information stored in a computer in an organised way - ฐานข้อมูล
  • ecosystem: all the plants and animals in a particular area, considered as a system with parts that depend on one another - ระบบที่เกิดจากความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างสิ่งมีชีวิตและสิ่งแวดล้อม
  • identify: to specify who someone is - ระบุชื่อ
  • led to: resulted in; caused something to happen -
  • population: all the animals or plants of a particular type or group who live in one country, area or place - กลุ่มพืชและสัตว์ที่อาศัยอยู่ในบริเวณหนึ่ง
  • presence: the fact of being in a particular place, thing or situation - การเข้าร่วม, การมีอยู่
  • print: a piece of clothing or cloth with a pattern printed on it - ผ้าพิมพ์
  • sanctuary: a place where birds or animals can live and be protected, especially from hunters or dangerous conditions - เขตสงวนพันธุ์สัตว์ป่า
  • skin: the outside covering of the body - ผิวหนัง
  • well-being: the satisfactory state that someone or something should be in, that involves such things as being happy, healthy, and safe, and having enough money - ภาวะที่ปราศจากโรคภัยไข้เจ็บ
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