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Two rare monkeys rescued from captivity

Update: November, 26/2012 - 09:49

THUA THIEN HUE (VNS)– Two endangered monkeys have been rescued from captivity in a house in Huong Tra town in the central province of Thua Thien Hue.

One is a male stump-tailed macaque and the other a female rhesus macaque, both species listed as endangered in the Vietnamese Red Book.

Local police and forest rangers made a surprise check and discovered the animals.

The police said the monkeys may have been trapped after finding injuries consistent with those caused by traps. Investigations are continuing. — VNS

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