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Thai netizens are moved by a picture of a civet that escaped a wildfire in Chiang Mai province and was seen begging for water from humans on the road.

According to the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research, Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is a habitat for 489 species.

The civet is one of those species that has a deep connection with the forest since its main food source is fruits.

Civets perform the role of distributing seeds of important plants all over the forest. Therefore, the wildfire caused by human activity will deeply affect the ecosystem of the forest, experts said.

The situation of wildlife in Chiang Mai seems to be worse than ever. In March, the level of PM2.5 dust particles around the area hit 1,000 micrograms per cubic metre while wildfires are destroying the natural habitat of various animals.


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