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Endangered pythons released into the wild

Update: October, 15/2014 - 08:00

HCM CITY (VNS) — Two rescued Burmese pythons (Python molurus) have been released in the Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve, according to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station in HCM City.

They had been handed over by the Binh Duong Forest Protection Division in August and were cared for at the station before being released.

The giant creatures are categorised as critically endangered in the Viet Nam Red Book.

In the last three months more than 1,400 individuals from 23 endangered species have been rescued by the station. They include moon bears, yellow-cheek crested gibbons, leopard cats, Asian small-clawed otters, pangolins, small Indian civets, grey-shanked douc langurs, oriental pied hornbills, redbreasted parakeets, common mynas, and red collared doves. — VNS

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