Rare gibbon rescued by Cuc Phuong National Park
Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh province has rescued a yellow-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) which belongs to IB group - the list of endangered and rare species prioritised for protection in accordance to the Government's Decree 84/2021/ND-CP.  
Rare gibbon rescued by Cuc Phuong National Park

A yellow-cheeked gibbon was rescued and handed over to Cuc Phuong national park.

The animal was handed over by a resident in Hai Phong city, who found the gibbon on his farm and contacted the park's Endangered Primate Rescue Centre (EPRC) and Hai Phong city's Forest Protection Department.

 A representative of the park said that last month, it also rescued a rare gibbon from Hai Phong city.

 Currently, 29 endangered primates are being cared for at the park's EPRC - a non-profit project dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, research, and conservation of Vietnam's endangered and critically endangered primate species.

 Established in 1993, through collaboration between the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Cuc Phuong National Park, the centre is presently managed under the umbrella of the Vietnam Primate Conservation Programme, jointly operated by the Zoo Leipzig and the Cuc Phuong National Park.

 Currently, the programme conserves over 180 primates representing 14 endangered and rare species in Vietnam.

 Of those, 12 species have been successfully bred with a total of 382 individuals. Of these, three species have bred for the first time in captivity. The programme has also released 154 individuals into the wild.

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