The young pangolin will be cared for and returned to the wild. — Photo courtesy SVW
BÌNH ĐỊNH — Men in the central coastal province of Bình Định have voluntarily handed over a pangolin and red-shanked douc langur, rare and precious animals, to the provincial forest management department.
The pangolin and the primate, which are listed in the IB group – the group of endangered and critically endangered animals, were then transferred to the Rapid Rescue Team of the Save Việt Nam’s Wildlife (SVW) on April 23.
The pangolin was handed over by Huỳnh Nhật Trịnh, a resident in Nam Tượng 1 Village of Nhơn Tân Township on April 20.
The rare animal weighs 0.5kg. Its sex was not yet identified.
On the same day, the red-shanked douc langur was delivered by Lê Văn Chuẩn, a man living in Suối Đá Village of Vân Canh District.
The young, endangered primate weighed 0.7kg.
The primate was given to Chuẩn by an ethnic minority person who caught it while working on a farm.
Chuẩn wanted to hand over the wild animal to the authorities.
The two animals would be sent to Cúc Phương National Park in northern Việt Nam for care and rehabilitation before being returned to the wild, according to Bình Định Forest Management Department. — VNS