Scientists who work closely with animal protection groups oversee finding rare animals as well as classifying them. They not only announce when a species has been lost but document as well the last time this species was seen. It might seem like simple work but it really isn’t.
There have been many cases of animals that were believed extinct but later showed up to everyone’s amazement. This is always good news for the scientists, but they know that those animals would then be more difficult to trace. It is very difficult to protect an animal that you don’t always know where he is. In the rare cases where they can catch it, they will place some sort of tracking device in the form or a tag or a collar. Once the animal starts moving, the scientists will be able to know where he is, as well as track his movement patterns.
This serves a great purpose in the wild as animals cover great distances and a form of knowing where they go to is needed. Whenever a pack of these tracked animals is located the scientists can do many things for them like help them in case of a spreading disease. They can also relocate them in case their numbers are threatened because of rival groups or predators near them.
There are many scientists who work in the Borneo Nature Foundation in Indonesia. Indonesia is also very well-known for its wide variety of animals. There are some animals there which are native to that area only. These animals need to be protected from predators and even poachers. Poaching has been a growing problem in Indonesia. Many people there live off illegal trading of endangered species. The Government has very harsh penalties for anyone who engages in this activity, but that does not deter people from taking part in it.
There is one animal that has eluded them for a long time now. Many people say it looks like a combination of a cat and a monkey! For other people, it looks more like a mountain lion. Scientists from the Muhammadiyah University of Palangkaraya, the University of Exeter, and Oxford Brookes University set up more than 50 camera traps. This was in all 28 locations around Central Kalimantan in Borneo’s Rungan region.
The purpose is simple: to catch images of this elusive animal known as the Bay Cat. This is a mostly nocturnal creature whose numbers have been decreasing. He is usually seen hunting alone for anything he can find at night. They are very stealthy and quiet. Many scientists have gone there to try to catch him personally but have not been able to. Check the video to see one of the most beautiful creatures alive today.