A curious Asian black bear knocked out one of the camera traps in the "Land of the Leopard" National Park. The beast spectacular showed itself in front of the camera and then he broke the device with his teeth. It is reported by the press service of the national park.
More than 400 photo-traps operate on the territories of the "Land of the Leopard" - it is the largest network of photo-monitoring of wild animals in Russia. Cameras react to movement and operate during the passage of the animal in front of the lens. They allow specialists to study behavioral characteristics and monitor the movements of the Far Eastern leopard, as well as other wild animals that inhabit the national park. Some cameras on the "Land of the Leopard" record videos in addition to photographs.
Although the beast interrupted the shooting process for a while, the damage to the camera turned out to be non-fatal. It managed to capture what happened, and the video was preserved on a memory card, which, fortunately, was not damaged.
However, the undisputed championship in the number of cases of damage and theft of camera traps on the "Land of the Leopard" belongs to people. Every year, scientific workers miss several dozen automatic cameras taken by people. In almost every such case, a criminal case of theft is initiated, which can turn into a fine or correctional work for the offender.