This pig is listed as "near threatened" by the IUCN "Red List" of endangered species. The IUCN notes that the pig, native to the island, has experienced "widespread over-hunting and habitat loss through much of its range."
The camera traps, which are activated by motion sensors, provide photos and videos that are aiding scientists in identifying the presence of rare species that are native to the island.
Using the collected information, the researchers hope to map the various species' abundance across the vast island landscape. The results will then be used to identify important forest habitat, such as wildlife corridors, that are in need of protection.
Andayani and her colleagues have not yet captured footage of the elusive Sulawesi civet. Though just 13 pounds, it is, remarkably, the island's top predator. Hopefully, it will make a camera appearance soon. Stay tuned!
WCS's Northern Sulawesi Coordinator, Iwan Hunowu, said: "Sixty-seven percent of Sulawesi's mammals are endemic [native to the island], but if you remove bats this rises to 99 percent. There are 72 endemic mammal species."
"The camera trap results will be critical in informing our conservation strategy."