Endangered langur rescued in central region

Update: October, 31/2012 - 10:04

THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS)— An endangered douc langur found strayed in a rubber tree plantation was rescued last week in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Last Friday, residents in Thuong Long Commune, Nam Dong District caught the 1.4kg female animal and handed it over to the forest rangers, the district Forest Protection Bureau said. It was identified as as a red-shanked douc.

The langur, which was in good health, had been given to the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre in Cuc Phuong National Park.

Living mainly in northern and central Viet Nam and Laos, the red-shanked douc (Pygathrix nemaeus) is listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and also protected under Vietnamese law.-VNS