DIGITAL SURVEY REPORT

5OCT20 - THAILAND'S GOLDEN CATS

Location(s):

Khao Yai National Park - Nakorn Nayok - Thap Lan National Park - Prachinburi

Huay Kha Kheng Wildlife Sanctuary - Uthai Thani - Thung Naresuan Sanctuary - Tak

Client: Lion Mountain Media (South Africa), National Geographic (United States)

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THAP LAN NATIONAL PARK

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(video courtesy of Thap Lan National Park office)

OVERVIEW

Thap Lan National Park is located next to Khao Yai, with the two forest areas directly connected. There is a new highway tunnel built underneath the land bridge between the two forests, therefore the wildlife in both national parks can roam about unimpeded. The park offices area are quite small, and there are much fewer tourists coming here to this park, therefore there are relatively more wildlife populations here.

The officials at this park seemed to by much more cooperative and willing to share information and assist in our query.

PRECISE CO-ORDINATES: 14.216732,101.901703 (Use the Main Entrance)

TRAVEL TIME FROM BANGKOK = 3 hrs (197 km)

TRAVEL TIME FROM KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK = 1.45 hrs (97 km)

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WILDLIFE

The officials provided us with a brief overview of where the animals are located. There are five forest zones in the park. They were also very kind enough to show us some images of animals they took using their CCTV and IR cameras located inside the park.

ACCOMMODATION AREA

There is no accommodation available inside the park, therefore we will have to lodge in one of the places outside of the park.

PARK AREA

These are some images of the general park area taken during our visit.