Quảng Bình man hands over rare monkey to national park

A rare monkey is handed over by a local resident to the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park Management Board in Quảng Bình Province on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo

QUẢNG BÌNH — A stump-tailed macaque, a rare and precious animal, was handed over voluntarily by a local resident to the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park Management Board in central Quảng Bình Province on Thursday.

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-Kẻ Bàng National Park, said Phạm Thanh Bình, chairman of Quang Phú Commune’s People’s Committee, Đồng Hới 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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