Gaur in trouble – update from Thailand

By 2nd April 2020April 6th, 2020News
Gaur in trouble - stuck in mud

Away from it all…

The past few days have been stressful for the Freeland conservation teams in Thailand. One group just got back from a week in the field in the south of Thailand. Getting there the week before was “a breeze”, but after being in the forest without communications, it was a bit of a shock to find how much the world had fallen apart while they were deep in the forest without phones or internet.

Their journey home meant a thorough interrogation along the way, as the highway passed through different provinces. Questions and temperature checks led to quite a time at each check point. After a whole day the team arrived home and are now self-quarantining just in case.

Meanwhile….gaur in trouble

Another Freeland team were pulled in to assist in the rescue of a gaur, the world’s large bovine, and occasional tiger prey, which had got so stuck in mud they needed a digger to get it out. See the video below.

Thanks to Tim Redford Freeland’s Surviving Together Program Director


We are really sad to report that the gaur in this rescue operation did not survive the weekend, despite the valiant efforts of the local veterinary team.