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200 animals released back into the wild in central Vietnam

By Hoang Tao   May 9, 2022 | 02:09 am PT
200 animals released back into the wild in central Vietnam
Officials and conservationists release wild animals back to nature at Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in the central Quang Binh Province, May 8, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Quang Ha
Almost 200 animals saved from captivity on various occasions have been released into the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in central Vietnam.

The management board of the park in Quang Binh Province said it has collaborated with Hanoi's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Hanoi Wildlife Rescue Center to release 38.5 kilos of snakes of various species and 135 animals and birds in the park.

The animals have been released into the park's strictly protected and ecological restoration zones, which are spread 1,233 square kilometers, the board said Monday.

Among the animals and birds are pygmy slow loris, red-breasted parakeet, Alexandrine parakeet, Asian palm civet, masked palm civet, spalacids and wildcats. Most of them are classified in group IB, the list of endangered species of forest animals that are strictly prohibited from exploitation and use for commercial purposes and group IIB, the list of forest animals not yet threatened with extinction but are in danger if not strictly managed. Limited exploitation and use for commercial purposes is allowed with animals in the latter group.

Before they were released to the wild, the animals were taken care of by the Hanoi Wildlife Rescue Center.

Wild animals, birds and snakes are released back to nature at Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in central Quang Binh Province, May 8, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Quang Ha

 
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