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Six lorises rescued

Update: August, 30/2016 - 16:00
Lê Huỳnh Bá Ngọc, Mai Văn Nhí and their exhibits of evidence. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI  Education for Nature-Việt Nam (ENV) yesterday said it had rescued six lorises, whose scientific name is Lorisidae, three days after they were advertised for sale on line by wild animal traffickers.

Last Tuesday, an ENV volunteer informed the organisation that some people had advertised on a social network to sell the lorises on a well-known forum about pet trading.

ENV reported the information to the HCM City Environment Police.

Last Saturday, the ENV staff, in co-ordination with the police, nabbed Lê Huỳnh Trí Ngọc, 28, and Mai Văn Nhí, 26, from the central city of Nha Trang.

The lorises are currently being looked after at the HCM City Environment Police. They will then be transported to a rescue centre.

Also last week, a gibbon was rescued in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk thanks to information from a volunteer.

A resident from Krông Kma Town in Krông Bông District called the hotline number 18001522 with information that a gibbon was being raised by a family.

A volunteer in Đắk Lắk Province came to the spot to verify the information and collect evidence on the case.

The gibbon was rescued by the Krông Bông Forest Management Unit.  VNS

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