Endangered animals return to nature in southern Vietnam

By Van Tram, Phuoc Tuan   September 25, 2023 | 11:25 pm PT
Endangered animals return to nature in southern Vietnam
A red-tailed monkey is released into the forest in Binh Phuoc Province in southern Vietnam, September 25, 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Van Tram
Forest rangers released 10 animals of eight species into Bu Gia Map National Park in Binh Phuoc Province on Monday.

Among the animals are two pig-tailed macaques, two long-tailed macaques, one bald-headed uakari, one wild cat, one Oriental rat snake, one yellow-headed temple turtle, one reticulated python, and one Indian python.

All of them belong to Group IIB of Vietnam's Red List, which means animals that are endangered or rare.

They were handed over to forest rangers by local people. They had been either captured by poachers or accidentally fell into traps that were set for other animals.

Rangers took care of them for a period of time and made sure they would be healthy enough to live on their own in the wild before releasing them.

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