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Rare monkey released back into forest

Update: August, 22/2012 - 10:06

LAO CAI — A northern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonina) was released on Tuesday in a forest in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

A local man from Bac Ha District had been illegally keeping the 2.5kg animal, which has a short tail and golden brown fur, as a pet.

Northern pig-tailed macaques are listed as a rare and endangered species. — VNS

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