Dated 13th April 2023- this morning, 11 individuals of endangered wildlife were successfully released to the Dong Nai Cultrue and Nature Reserve, Dong Nai province by Wildlife At Risk(WAR) in cooperation with Binh Duong Provincial Forest Protection Department and Forest Protection Department of Tan Uyen – Phu Giao District. These wildlife that weighted over 117 kg total included (3) Pig-tailed Macaque(Macaca leonina), (2) Long-tailed Macaque(Macaca fascicularis), (3) Burmese Python(Python molurus),(2) Yellow-headed temple Turtle(Heiremys annandalei) and (1) Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)
This is the second wildlife release in large numbers since the beginning of the year at Dau Tieng Station. Most the above-mentioned wild animals were confiscated by the Binh Duong Provincial Forest Protection Department and Forest Protection Department of Tan Uyen – Phu Giao District from illegal wildlife trade and captive breeding, and then transferred to Dau Tieng Wildlife Conservation Station. These wildlife,then, had been cared at the Station located at 303, Le Danh Cat Hamlet, Thanh Tuyen Commune, Dau Tieng District, Binh Duong Province. Before the release, these wildlife was implanted a microchip in their body and be checked by WAR’s veterinarian to ensure a sufficient condition in health.
We are appreciated a coordination and enthusiastic support of Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve, The FPDs of Binh Duong Province and Tan Uyen – Phu Giao District on the release.
Photo: WAR/ Le Xuan Lam