Infrared cameras capture seven wild animal species in NW China

Infrared cameras have captured footage of seven species of rare wild animals under the first- and second-class state protection in Huangyuan County of Xining City, northwest China's Qinghai Province, including precious shots of the Alpine musk deer and Chinese mountain cat.

The discovery was made when the joint team of the country's second comprehensive scientific expedition of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau inspected the footage in the past four months captured by the infrared cameras set up in the region.

A total of seven wild animal species were found in the county, a sign of rising biodiversity, including two first-class state protected species, Alpine musk deer and Chinese mountain cat, and five second-class state protected species: Pallas's cat, beech marten, red fox, Tibetan fox and Tibetan snowcock.

The discovery provides important information for further exploring the evolution of species in special habitats.

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