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Langurs released into the wild in Ha Tinh

Update: June, 17/2015 - 17:33
Two of the five langur are enjoying their first touch into wild when they are released in the Ke Go Natural Park, Ha Tinh Province. — Photo

HA TINH (VNS) — The Cuc Phuong Endangered Primate Rescue Center (EPRC) has released five rare langurs into the wild in Ke Go Natural Park in the central Ha Tinh Province.

EPRC – supported by the Frankfurt Zoological Society of Germany and GreenViet Centre – and Ha Tinh Province's Ke Go Natural Preservation Management Board yesterday jointly organised the release of the langurs.

The five langurs, which are listed as wildlife species that need to be protected as they are at risk of extinction, included one male, two females and two babies.

The three adult langurs had been protected for several years and were in good health at the EPRC, before they were released into the wild with their two babies.

The protection and release of the langurs were part of a project to protect Viet Nam's primates, sponsored by the Leipzig Zoo of Germany.

The release was considered to be an experiment for a series of activities that will lead to the release of a number of primates into the wild after being raised and protected in the EPRC.

Ha Tinh's nature protection authorities yesterday vowed to take all measures to protect the released langurs in Ke Go Park as a way to help them quickly adapt to the wild.

They have set up a guard team and built fences around the forest. They have also warned the local people against interfering with the wildlife there. — VNS

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