|A macaque is released in the wild in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park. — Photo courtesy of the park|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG BÌNH — Authorities at the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park in central province of Quảng Bình released five wild animals in the park on Monday.
With their release, the animals now have a chance to live in their natural habitat.
They include two Asian palm civets (Paradoxurus hermaphrodites) and two rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), all of which are recognised as least concern species by IUCN.
The fifth is a stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides), listed as a vulnerable species in the IUCN’s red list.
According to the park authorities, the animals were handed over to park rangers after being rescued from nearby residents who had trapped or caged them illegally.
The authorities believe the animals will soon adapt to the natural environment in the park, thanks to a process of rehabilitation before their release.
In May, the authorities released 22 animals in the wild. However, they did not mention if they had attached chips on the animals for monitoring.
Laws prohibit the hunting, caging, transporting and killing of wild animals in the country. — VNS