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16/08/2017 - 14:49

The rare red-shanked douc strays into a local house

On August 14, Phu Loc District Forest Protection Department (Thua Thien Hue province) said that a red-shanked douc (pygathrix nemaeus), which had strayed into the garden of a local house, had been successfully rescued by the department, taken care of and prepared to be handed over to the Endangered Primate Rescue Center (EPRC) of Cuc Phuong National Park.

The rare red-shanked douc strays into a local house in Hue. Photo: nongnghiep.vn

Earlier, Phu Loc District Forest Protection Department had received a red-shanked douc from Mr. Nguyen Quang’s household (Lap An, Lang Co town, Phu Loc). This rare animal had strayed into Mr. Quang's garden on August 13 and chased by the dogs. Then, the red-shanked douc had been kept for care and protection. He had also requested the rangers to come to its rescue. Next, Mr. Quang voluntarily handed over the red-shanked douc to Phu Loc District Forest Protection Department.

In fact, the rangers acknowledged that it was the red-shanked douc (or costumed ape) which weighed about 7 kg. This pygathrix nemaeus is known as the "queen" of the primates by the International Wildlife Conservation Society.

According to tienphong.vn

 

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