Three endangered primates, three turtles and a slow loris which were seized from poachers were released into a forest in central Vietnam, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper said Thursday.
The three stump-tailed macaques (Macaca arctoides), weighing between 3kg and 12.5kg, had been cared for for some time before being released to a forest near the Pu Mat National Park in Nghe An Province, the paper quoted the park management as saying.
Also known as the bear macaque, the primate is a species of macaque found in South Asia. It is listed as “vulnerable” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
A pygmy slow loris, two Indochinese box turtles and an impressed tortoise were also returned to the forest.