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Man hands in rare, endangered macaque to Ho Chi Minh City rangers

Man hands in rare, endangered macaque to Ho Chi Minh City rangers

Monday, July 18, 2022, 13:45 GMT+7
Man hands in rare, endangered macaque to Ho Chi Minh City rangers
A rare, endangered long-tailed macaque is kept in a cage at Nguyen Van Vinh’s house in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

A resident of Binh Chanh District in Ho Chi Minh City voluntarily handed over a long-tailed macaque named in the list of rare and endangered forest animals to the city’s forest protection division on Saturday.

Rangers of the division came to the house of Nguyen Van Vinh in Vinh Loc A Commune to receive the primate and took it to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station, where it would receive proper care and return to good health conditions before being released back to nature.

The long-tailed macaque is a male monkey, weighing about four kilograms.

Its scientific name is Macaca Fascicularis, which is among the wild animals of Group IIB in the list of rare and endangered forest species as per Vietnamese law.

A ranger receives a rare, endangered long-tailed macaque handed over by a local man in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

A ranger receives a rare, endangered long-tailed macaque handed over by a local man in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

Vinh, who works as a driver, said he had purchased the macaque from a random seller he met on the street and had kept it in a cage for a year and a half.

The wild animal stayed in the cage and never harmed anyone, according to Vinh.

The Ho Chi Minh City forest protection division received more than 800 rare and precious wild animals of many species, mainly voluntarily handed over by residents, between 2019 and March 2022, according to the unit’s deputy head Nguyen Huu Hung.

Hung warned people against raising wild animals at home and encouraged handovers such as Vinh’s. 

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A resident of Binh Chanh District in Ho Chi Minh City voluntarily handed over a long-tailed macaque named in the list of rare and endangered forest animals to the city’s forest protection division on Saturday.

Rangers of the division came to the house of Nguyen Van Vinh in Vinh Loc A Commune to receive the primate and took it to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station, where it would receive proper care and return to good health conditions before being released back to nature.

The long-tailed macaque is a male monkey, weighing about four kilograms.

Its scientific name is Macaca Fascicularis, which is among the wild animals of Group IIB in the list of rare and endangered forest species as per Vietnamese law.

A ranger receives a rare, endangered long-tailed macaque handed over by a local man in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

A ranger receives a rare, endangered long-tailed macaque handed over by a local man in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ngoc Khai / Tuoi Tre

Vinh, who works as a driver, said he had purchased the macaque from a random seller he met on the street and had kept it in a cage for a year and a half.

The wild animal stayed in the cage and never harmed anyone, according to Vinh.

The Ho Chi Minh City forest protection division received more than 800 rare and precious wild animals of many species, mainly voluntarily handed over by residents, between 2019 and March 2022, according to the unit’s deputy head Nguyen Huu Hung.

Hung warned people against raising wild animals at home and encouraged handovers such as Vinh’s. 

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