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Rare langur returned to the national park

Update: April, 09/2013 - 10:32

The country now has around 200 langurs which are living in nine or 10 provinces including Ninh Binh, Ha Nam and Ha Noi.—Illustrative image.

HA NAM (VNS)– Residents in the northern Ha Nam Province's Kim Bang District yesterday returned the endangered primate (the species known as a Delacour's lutung) back to the Hoa Lu- Van Long special-use forest in the neighbouring Ninh Binh Province, local authorities announced.

The langur was discovered in the Thanh Son Commune on Sunday. The animal was recaptured and handed over to the forest management board.

The animal had a radio collar fitted however authorities had lost it's signal when the primate disappeared.

According to Nguyen Thi Thu Hien, coordinator of the Endangered Primate Rescue Centrer at Cuc Phuong National Park, the animal was being raised in a wetland area for a pilot program with the forest.

The Delacour's lutung (Trachypithecus delacouri) is a critically endangered species of lutung native to Viet Nam. It is considered to be one of the world's most endangered primate species.

The country now has around 200 langurs which are living in nine or 10 provinces including Ninh Binh, Ha Nam and Ha Noi.—VNS


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