Kon Tum, 15th August 2012 – A male Northern Buffed-cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus annamensis) weighing roughly 3.5kg in fairly good condition was successfully rescued from Kon Tum Province, located in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
The rescued gibbon enjoys its new comfortable facility at Cu Chi WRS The gibbon was bought from a minority people and kept as pet in Ward 2, Sa Thay Town, Kon Tum province. The local people who kept the gibbon decided to hand it to Chu Mom Ray National Park. Kindly supported by the Douc Langur Foundation (DLF) and the International Primate Protection League (IPPL) project, the gibbon was successfully rescued and transferred to Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station. The gibbon is now being well taken care of by WAR staff at the station. It is also being rehabilitated so that it can be released back to its home forest of the central highlands. This is the second time the IPPL – DLF project and Chu Mom Ray National Park have cooperated with WAR to rescue endangered wildlife. The male Northern Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon that was rescued last May was also successfully released to the forest of Chu Mom Ray National Park