09-01-2014 07:02 AM | Thailand

Many suspects in death of wild cattle

It is suspected that the deaths of 18 rare gaurs in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Kui Buri National Park could have been the result of a conflict over the removal of wildlife protection officers and plans to merge two national parks as a Natural World Heritage Site, according to officials.

Phongphan Wichiansamut, chief officer of Prachuap Khiri Khan's Kui Buri district, said he suspected the main motivation behind the mysterious deaths of the 18 gaurs - the world's largest wild cows - was conflict over the removal of Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) protection officers.
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