A stump-tailed macaque, a rare and precious animal, was handed over voluntarily by a local resident to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Management Board in central Quang Binh Province on Thursday.
|A rare monkey is handed over by a local resident to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Management Board in Quang Binh Province on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo|
The 5kg monkey (Macaca arctoides) will be cared for at the centre for rescue, conservation and creatures development before being released into the wild of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, said Pham Thanh Binh, chairman of Quang Phu Commune's People's Committee, Dong Hoi City.
The animal belongs to Group IIB, the group of rare animals restricted from being held in captivity, hunted, traded or killed. — VNS
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