11th December, 2012 – Ten individuals of endangered wildlife that weighed totally 57.5 kg including two individuals of King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), two Reticulated Pythons(Python reticulatus), one Burmese Python (Python molurus), four Endangered Monocellate Cobra (Naja kaouthia) and one adult Small Indian Civet (Viverricala indica) are successfully released to Cat Tien Nation Park by WAR in collaboration with Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department. The King Cobras were voluntarily handed over to CCWRS three months ago by Van Duc and Hoang Phap Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. Others were either confiscated from illegal traded or handed voluntarily by local people. These released snakes and pythons are critical endangered and protected under Vietnamese Law.All of these individuals were rescued and rehabilitated at Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station for several months before being released.
WAR highly appreciates individuals and organisations for their great collaboration and contribution in rescuing and releasing Vietnam’s Endangered Wildlife