Camera traps in Thailand
During the camera trapping exercise, 48 traps were set in three different habitat zones that were chosen based on a preliminary study of prey density conducted by the team. This study showed that the large prey that would be most likely to support a tiger population such as gaur, have been all but eliminated from Kuiburi due to hunting and poaching. Nevertheless, certain areas of the park supported a number of smaller prey species, such as deer, making those areas more likely to contain a remnant tiger population.
Although heavy and unseasonable rain damaged many of the cameras, the team managed to successfully capture images of one tiger, as well as numerous other threatened and endangered species including: Asiatic black bear, dhole, Fea's muntjac, gaur, leopard, sun bear, and a rare bird species - the crested fireback