On March 5, the Xuan Lien Nature Reserve in Thanh Hoa Province confirmed that the muntjac species with scientific name as Muntiacus rooseveltorum, which was considered extinct 84 years ago, suddenly appeared in the reserve.
The image of the rare muntjac species that was believed to be extinct 84 years ago, was discovered unexpectedly in the forest of Thanh Hoa province.
This species was recorded in Hua Phan province of Laos and it is listed as rare species. In Vietnam, it is considered extinct for 84 years.
Since 2012, the Cress Center of the National University of Hanoi in collaboration with the Xuan Lien Nature Reserve to implement the project "Investigating and conserving muntjac species in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve."
During the investigation, experts took pictures and collected fence samples of this species in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve. Scientists also found horns and skin samples of this species in the homes of local people.
Through DNA testing and comparison with research data in the world, the results coincide perfectly, so experts confirm that this is the Muntiacus rooseveltorum species.
The discovery of this species is significant for sciences and the conservation Xuan Lien Nature Reserve.
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