Forest rangers in central Vietnam recover infant douc langur

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Forest management officials in the Central Highlands' Kon Tum Province recovered a deceased red-shanked douc langur and a live infant last week.

The provincial police and forest rangers discovered the dead langur during a patrol on Monday in a sack tossed into the woods by a fleeing suspect.

A worker from a local rubber plantation found the baby langur the same day.

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Local forest managers will nurse the infant langur to adulthood before returning it to nature and are still searching for the poachers.

The douc langur is a protected primate species that is believed to be endangered.

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