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Rare animals rescued in Hà Nội

Update: June, 15/2016 - 15:00
Wild animals are rescued yesterday, thanks to reports from Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV)’s volunteers. — Photo courtesy of ENV
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV), together with the Hà Nội Environmental Police Department, rescued 40 wild animals being transported from northern Lạng Sơn to the city for consumption.

Among the rescued animals were a pygmy slow loris, weighing 1.5 kilogrammes, four spengler’s turtles, and 35 green frogs.

The animals were taken to the city’s wildlife rescue centre.

This is the second pygmy slow loris rescued in the past week, thanks to reports from local residents and volunteers.

Two persons were arrested. One admitted purchasing wild animals in northern Lạng Sơn Province and transporting them to Hà Nội for consumption.

The case is under further investigation.

The pygmy slow loris is among those wild animals threatened with extinction in Việt Nam. The animal is now ranked in the Vulnerable level (VU - High risk of endangerment in the wild) in the Vietnam Red Book. — VNS

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