It’s sad that a lot of our endangered species here in Malaysia receive little to no conservation action due to the lack of awareness among the public.
But here’s some good news! Sungkai Wildlife Conservation Centre in Perak has just welcomed the births of two endangered species under their care!
Photo via Facebook (Jabatan PERHILITAN Semenanjung Malaysia)
In a Facebook post, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia (PERHILITAN) congratulated the centre as it celebrated the birth of a male gaur and pangolin.
[KELAHIRAN SEEKOR ANAK SELADANG DI PUSAT KONSERVASI HIDUPAN LIAR (PKHL) SUNGKAI, PERAK] Tahniah diucapkan kepada warga...Posted by Jabatan PERHILITAN Semenanjung Malaysia on Thursday, November 12, 2020
The department shared that the birth is an initiative to protect and maintain the country’s biodiversity for future generations, “Covid is healthy and active. He will be observed by the department for now to ensure its well-being.”
The baby gaur, born to its parents, November and Daisy on Sunday (8 November) has been given the name Covid.
Just in case you’re wondering, the gaur, also known as the Indian bison or seladang in Bahasa Melayu is native to South and Southeast Asia, and has been listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN) Red List since 1986, as reported by the Malay Mail.
[KELAHIRAN SEEKOR ANAK TENGGILING DI PUSAT KONSERVASI HIDUPAN LIAR (PKHL) SUNGKAI, PERAK] Selang sehari dari kelahiran...Posted by Jabatan PERHILITAN Semenanjung Malaysia on Friday, November 13, 2020
The baby pangolin born to its parents Gerik and Balan on 9 November has yet to be named by the department, and this is actually the second time baby pangolins have been born at the centre after it welcomed two pangolins called Corona and Corina back in May.
Welcome to the world little ones!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat