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Bear and two monkeys rescued in Đắk Lắk

Update: September, 13/2016 - 09:00
Asian Black Bear and two monkeys rescued from a household in Buôn Ma Thuột City of the central Highlands Đắk Lắk province. — Photos Animals Asia
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ĐẮK LẮK — Experts from Animals Asia’s Việt Nam Bear Rescue Centre (VBRC) in Tam Đảo National Park rescued an Asian black bear and two monkeys from Buôn Ma Thuột City in the central highlands province of Đắk Lắk yesterday.

The male bear, weighing 60kg, had been held in a private home since 2007. He was sent to VBRC in Tam Đảo town of northern Vĩnh  Phúc Province. The two monkeys (Macara Assamensis and Macara Acrtoides) will be freed into the Chư Yang Sin National Park in the central highlands province.

The Asian black bear is a vulnerable species, according to the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Animals Asia said some 150 bears rescued from households are living at the Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Đảo National Park.

Last month, Animals Asia also rescued an Asian black bear from a farm in Lâm Đồng Province.

Over 1,200 bears have been taken in recent years from farms or households, where many are bred for milking their bile, for performances or as pets. – VNS 

Asian Black Bear rescued from Đắk Lắk Province by NGO Animals Asia, along with two monkeys.

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