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|The cat handed over is a marbled or spotted cat, which belongs to the species listed in Group IIB of the Việt Nam Red Data Book. VNA/VNS Photo|
QUẢNG BÌNH — A resident of Quảng Bình Province has handed over a rare wild cat to police in Quảng Châu Commune in Quảng Trạch District.
The wild cat weighs about 3.5kg and has yellowish fur with black spots.
According to the local authorities, this wild cat is called a marbled or spotted cat. This animal, of the family of Asian golden cats, belongs to a species listed in Group IIB of the Việt Nam Red Data Book. It is usually found in the forests in Southeast Asia.
The wild cat was handed over to the Centre for Rescue, Conservation and Creature Development under the Management Board of Phong Nha – Kẻ Bàng National Park, which will care for and release the animal back into the wild. VNS