Wildlife Monitoring Project

Hidden in one of the world’s oldest Rainforests: Wildlife close to extinction!

Khao Sok National Park, Southern Thailand: The Elephant Hills Team reveals the latest footage from the camera traps which have been placed deep in the jungle … Wildlife that is close to extinction still finds a home in our pristine habitat!

Published on: April 17, 2018

Wild Elephant Herd With Young Calves in Khao Sok National Park

Among our recent footage from the depths of Khao Sok National Park, we found this adorable herd of 12 wild elephants roaming right in front of our camera traps!

Published on: Apr 17, 2018

Gaur family, Malayan Tapir, Asian Golden Cat and plenty of other wildlife caught on camera traps!

We are always excited to retrieve the footage from the motion triggered cameras carefully placed in some of the most remote areas of Khao Sok National Park. This time we were especially lucky: several species of rare wildlife were spotted on the footage, including Gaur family, Malayan Tapir, Asian Golden Cat, Serow and Fea’s Muntjac, just to name a few!

Published on: Jan 30, 2018

An unusual male elephant herd caught on camera traps!

On one of the most interesting clips we saw a herd of four male elephants. Sometimes in rare occasions, so called “bachelor groups” can form in male Asian Elephants. This is not completely unheard of, although normally they live in solitude after leaving the female herd in their adolescence. What immediately caught our attention was the extraordinary shape of one young male elephant’s trunk! Take a look at the clip, and pay attention to the young male appearing at 1:47

Published on: Oct 31, 2017

Amazing Wild Elephant Herd in Khao Sok National Park!

The elephants form herds of related females that are led by the oldest female, the ‘matriarch’. We were able to capture a beautiful family of eight, also consisting of a leader followed by other females. However, two calves are still so small that from this footage it’s challenging to determine the sex with 100% accuracy. We were especially thrilled to see the final clip where the family silently passes by our camera one by one, stopping to forage every now and then.

Published on: Oct 31, 2017

Khao Sok Wildlife With Their Young on Elephant Hills Camera Traps

Our cameras had recorded plenty of wildlife, most of them with their young. Wild boar mother with piglets can be seen hurrying past the camera, as well as a Gaur family and Fea’s Muntjac with a calf. As always, we are extremely happy to see the wildlife thriving in Khao Sok, one of the world’s oldest rainforests. We truly hope that you will enjoy watching the best parts we have selected for you!

Published on: Jul 22, 2017

Three species of cats found in the jungles of Khao Sok

This year we are focusing on the family of the cats within our Wildlife Monitoring Project. Check out our latest findings straight from the evergreen forests of Khao Sok National Park!

Published on Jul 22, 2017

Several rare species captured on camera traps in Khao Sok National Park

After our most recent trip to the jungle, we came back with footage of as many as 27 species! We have selected the best parts for you, enjoy!

Published on: Jul 21, 2017

Following the wildlife footprints into Khao Sok National Park

This time, in addition to collecting camera trap footage, we also had a very special mission, an idea that we got from one of our meetings with the head of the local wildlife research center. We were going to prepare plaster casts of the wildlife footprints we would find on the way!

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
Amazingly cute animal babies filmed on camera trap in Khao Sok, Thailand

Everybody loves baby animals. Take a look at the juveniles we filmed in the depths of Khao Sok National Park lately!

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
Great Hornbills Close Up – A rare treat of animal encounter in Khao Sok

Great Hornbills are the largest birds to live in Khao Sok in Southern Thailand – their wingspan can grow up to 1,50m!

And we were lucky enough to film them up close – a rare treat. Take a look!

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
Binturongs: Giant Black Squirrels in Khao Sok, Thailand

Binturongs are Giant Black Squirrels, that grow up to one meter in length. Our camera traps caught them roaming in Khao Sok National Park – take a look!

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
Clever Wild Cats roaming in Khao Sok National Park

Be aware: There are dozens of predators roaming around in Khao Sok National Park! Follow them on their walks in the forest with our camera traps.

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
Deer Species of Khao Sok Thailand

Did you know how many different deer species call Khao Sok their home? No? Time to watch our latest camera trap footage…

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
Khao Sok comes Alive: Herbivores at Home

What a wonderful variety of herbivores Khao Sok hosts. Would you have known about all these amazing animal species? No? Glad our camera traps give you another few pairs of eyes

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
Rainforest Inhabitants caught on Camera Trap

Experts estimate that Khao Sok boasts a higher biodiversity than the Amazon basin! Hard to believe? Not after you watched this wonderful video.

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
Rare Gaur found in Khao Sok National Park Thailand

Gaurs are a very rare species of deer. We are lucky to still have them in Khao Sok, and to our knowledge they even live without the fear of being poached here! Amazing, to see them roam around in their natural habitat!

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
Some of the last wild Asian Elephants filmed in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Asian Elephants are an endangered animal species, people know that. Still, their habitat shrinks every single day, their numbers decline one by one.

We are delighted to report that numbers in Khao Sok are not only stable, but even on the rise! And we had the pleasure to film quite a few of them: Families, singles, babies, walking, swimming, eating… see for yourself!

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
Tapir: An endangered animal species close to extinction

The Asian Tapir (Tapirus Indicus) is an animal species classified as ‘endagered’ by the IUCN red list. It basically means there are not many left. Not many at all.

The good news: We still have some in Khao Sok! And they even meet and breed! How wonderful is that? Take a look!

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
The Carnivores of Khao Sok

Would you have known how many different meat eaters strive through Khao Sok every single day, always looking out for their next prey? We were quite surprised at this variety of carnivores so close to our Luxury Tented Camps…

Published on: Oct 3, 2016
There are BEARS in Khao Sok?!

Who would have thought, that there are still bears living in the National Parks of Southern Thailand?

The Elephant Hills Team has set up their camera traps and filmed them over several months – take a look at the stunning results!

Published on: Feb 13, 2016
BABY ELEPHANTS in Khao Sok National Park!

Incredible sighting: Our camera traps have filmed a happy elephant family trailing through the dense rain forest of Khao Sok National Park – including two youngsters! So cute! And so good to see that the elephant population in Khao Sok is still reproducing, especially as elsewhere in Thailand numbers are decreasing at an alarming rate.

If you like to learn a little more about elephants in Thailand, have a look at our dedicated elephant fan page: Elephants in Thailand

Published Aug 18, 2015
There are those rare moments people are searching for their entire life. So we have made it to our mission to make a contribution to capture a number of fascinating and breathtaking moments for you..

Published on May 27, 2015
Barking deer, also known as Muntjac, are the oldest known deer, fossil remains date to 15 to 35 million years ago. Muntjacs make a sharp barking sound as their alarm call, which has given them the nickname of “barking deer.”

Published on May 12, 2015
Boars are very social animals, living in female-lead hordes consisting of barren sows and mothers with offspring, all lead by an old matriarch. Male boars leave their sounder when they are about 8–15 months old. The average kindle consists of 4-6 piglets, with the maximum being 10-12. The piglets are whelped in a stash made up of twigs, grasses and leaves, as they have limited thermoregulation. If the mother dies prematurely, the piglets are adopted and cared for by the other sows in the sounder.

Published on May 7, 2015
Khao Sok is the habitat of long-tailed, pig-tailed and stump-tailed Macaques.
Their daily life is all about traveling, feeding, resting and socializing. They live together in big troops and are quite particular about choosing their roosting sites. Each group sleeps in its own tree and individuals huddle together when they sleep to maintain body temperature – short: They need each other!

Published on Apr 17, 2015
Real excitement at Elephant Hills upon discovering this marvelous wild tusker amongst the footage of our hidden camera traps. Asian elephants are listed as endangered in the IUCN red list, which is only two ranks away from being entirely extinct in the wild!! Hence we are extremely glad to know that some few representatives (estimates range between 100-200 individuals) still live in Khao Sok National Park as well as its surrounding three National Parks and two wildlife sanctuaries.

Published on Apr 9, 2015
Gaur is the largest representative of the wild cattle and as a plant eater its diet consists of grass, leaves, shoots and fruit.  Gaurs inhabit evergreen and deciduous forests, but a great percentage of their habitat has been destroyed in the last couple of decades, which led to a dramatic decline in the population of the wild gaurs. Since they are listed as vulnerable in the IUCN red list, we are very proud to see them in their natural habitat near our Rainforest Camp. Gaurs are diurnal animals and mainly active both early in the morning and late in the afternoon.

Published on Feb 7, 2014
This is a privileged sight of a juvenile White-belhed sea eagle , the largest bird in Khao sok, seizing a jungle perch from the lake.