Forage species of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) and Gaur (Bos gaurus) in Kui Buri national park
BY Thammanoon Temchai, Damrongsak Hengswang, Parichart Sinsawat and Talok Thongkerd
National Parks Research Center (Petchburi), National Park Office, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
AฺBSTRACT : This study aimed to examine the species, character and benefit of plant are feeding by elephants and gaur, which will be used as the guideline to manage the land for restoration as well as elephants and gaur food sources . The study is conducted through different approaches; setting camera-traps and identify plants in the animal dungs. The results found elephants and guar consumed 62 of plant families, 174 genera and 232 species which is leaves, fruits , barks and roots that plants are medicinal for wildlife.
Keywords: Kuiburi, Kaeng Krachan forest complex, Elephant, Gaur