Finally, you can see what a Cambodian elephant looks like.
The rare animal was captured on video in the Seima Forest of Cambodia in August by photographer Allan Michaud for the Wildlife Conservation Society, according to Wired. “From their droppings, a 2006 survey of Seima’s elephants counted 116, but without actually seeing a single animal. Most photos have come from camera traps. According to WCS researcher Edward Pollard, the video is “visual confirmation that Seima is vitally important for biodiversity.”
The Wildlife Conservation Society works to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. In October 2009, the society worked with the Cambodian government to create the Seima Protection Forest, a protected area of more than 1,100 square miles.