From hairy-nosed otters and fishing cats to long-tailed macaques and a myriad of bat species, the amount of life flourishing within Cambodia is unfathomable to many.

The leader of the survey team, Stefanie Rog, which conservation group Fauna & Flora International funded, said: “We found 700 different species in these mangrove forests, but we suspect we have not even scratched the surface…… if we could look at the area in even greater depth we would find ten times more, I am sure.”