Recent sightings of panthers, also known as leopards, have become quite prevalent at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi province. This renowned park, which is home to the magnificent creatures, is situated along the Khao Sam Yod-Ban Krang-Phanoen Thung route in Kaeng Krachan district. Visitors to the area have the unique opportunity to capture stunning pictures and videos of these elusive animals, thanks to the diligent work of park officials, who shared the news via a Facebook post.
Kaeng Krachan National Park holds a special place for leopards (Panthera Pardus) as it is considered one of the prime spots where these majestic beings can be sighted by visitors. The national park authorities take great pride in showcasing the stunning pictures and videos captured by tourists, which serve as a testament to the rich biodiversity of the park. This content not only garners admiration from the people of Thailand but also contributes to raising awareness of the country’s spectacular wildlife.
The park officials encourage visitors to follow certain guidelines to ensure both their safety and that of the wild animals when they encounter them during their visits. These guidelines have been put in place to prevent any untoward incidents and include:
- Maintaining a distance of at least 50 meters from the sighted animal(s). In case the animals approach closer, visitors are advised to move their vehicles back and wait for them to leave before continuing on their journey.
- Avoiding the use of horns to prevent frightening the animals, which could potentially provoke them to charge.
- Refraining from stepping out of the vehicle to capture photographs or videos from a closer range, as this could place the visitors at risk if they are unable to return to their vehicles promptly when faced with danger.
The beauty of Kaeng Krachan National Park lies in the opportunity it provides for visitors to witness the wonders of nature and interact with the extraordinary wildlife. By capturing the rare and captivating moments of encountering these elegant leopards, visitors can help promote the park’s splendor and contribute to the appreciation of Thailand’s rich natural heritage. With the continued efforts of park officials and the responsible actions of visitors, the park’s thriving ecosystem can be preserved for generations to come.