Cameras capture rare glimpse of roe deer in western Georgia [VIDEO]

12 Aug 2015 - 16:47

  • One of the video cameras set up in the Machakhela National Park filmed a roe deer sniff the air and eat leaves before padding off in the opposite direction.
Agenda.ge, 12 Aug 2015 - 16:47, Tbilisi,Georgia

Wildlife experts are celebrating after cameras caught rare footage of a roe deer in Georgia’s Adjara region.

One of the video cameras set up in the Machakhela National Park filmed a roe deer sniff the air and eat leaves before padding off in the opposite direction.

Below watch the video published by the Agency of Protected Areas o Georgia.

Numerous photo traps were installed in Georgia’s protected areas to capture footage and prove that a variety of animals, some rare, lived in Georgia’s uninhabited areas. Since the cameras were installed, numerous creatures have been filmed including deer, roe deer, ibex, boar, wild cats, wolves, jackals, lynx, fox, mouse, birds and more.

Photo traps were also good tool to reduce poaching and recognise offenders.

Machakhela National Park is one of ten national parks in Georgia that have a collective area of 276,723 ha.

The Machakhela valley is characterised by a unique variety of relict and endemic plants, where 10.8 ha of the valley is covered by forests; 75 percent of the territory is virgin forests and is dominated by beech trees.

Around 200 species of vertebrates (mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish) live in the Machakhela valley territory.

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