An endangered primate (known scientifically as Delacour’s lutung) was
returned to the Hoa Lu – Van Long special-use forest in northern Ninh
It was released by residents in
neighbouring Ha Nam province’s Kim Bang district on April 7, the
local authorities announced.
The langur was discovered
in Thanh Son commune the same day. The animal had a radio collar
fitted, however the authorities had lost its signal after the primate
According to Nguyen Thi Thu Hien,
coordinator of the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre at Cuc Phuong
National Park, the animal was being raised in a wetland area for a
pilot programme with the forest.
The Delacour’s lutung
(Trachypithecus delacouri) is a critically endangered species of lutung
native to Vietnam. It is considered to be one of the world’s most
endangered primate species.-VNA