After the rescue period, the Java pangolin, which was picked up by two engineers along the roadside and 85 wild animals voluntarily handed over by the people to the Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department, has just been released to the Nature-Culture Reserve. Dong Nai.
Wild animals are transported from the Wildlife Rescue Station in Cu Chi to Dong Nai Nature – Culture Reserve – Photo provided by: functional forces
On 16th Feb, the Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department said that this unit had just coordinated with the Dong Nai Nature and Culture Reserve to release 86 wild animals into the natural environment.
The above 86 wild animals belong to 16 species, including some species such as the Javanese pangolin, The Bengal monitor lizard, the Asian water monitor, the long-tailed macaque, the pig-tailed macaque, the Burmese Python, the Reticulated Python, the Heosemys Annandale, the Malayemys subtrijuga, the Yellow-headed tortoise, the Heosemys grandis, the Cuora amboinensis… These wild animals were voluntarily handed over to the HCMC Forest Protection Department by local people.
After a time of rescue at the Wildlife Rescue Station in Cu Chi, they were released by the functional forces to the Dong Nai Nature-Culture Reserve (Ma Da commune, Vinh Cuu district, Dong Nai province).
Among the wild animals released into the wild is a Java pangolin voluntarily handed over by Mr. Nguyen Van Ha (construction engineer at Viettel Consulting and Service Joint Stock Company, in Tan Thoi Nhat Ward, District 12). to the Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department on October 26, 2022.
The above Java pangolin is a female pangolin, weighing about 4kg, with the scientific name Manis javanica, belonging to group IB in the list of rare and endangered forest animals.
About the above pangolin, Ha said that on the morning of October 25, 2022, he and his colleague – Mr. Bui Quang Khai, went to exercise on some routes near the company when they discovered a mesh bag inside with the animal.
Through research and learning that this is a pangolin, Mr. Ha contacted the authorities to hand it over. “I handed over this pangolin with the hope that it would be released into the wild” – Ha said
Previously, in January 2023, the HCMC Forest Protection Department coordinated with the Management Board of U Minh Thuong National Park (Kien Giang province) to release 81 wild animals into the natural environment.
The pangolin that Mr. Nguyen Van Ha voluntarily gave to the Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department on 26th October 2022 – Photo: NGOC KHAI
Among 86 wild animals released to Dong Nai Nature and Culture Reserve, there is a Java pangolin that Mr. Nguyen Van Ha voluntarily gave to the HCMC Forest Protection Department – Photo provided by functional forces
The Java pangolin that Mr. Nguyen Van Ha voluntarily handed over was released to the Dong Nai Nature – Culture Reserve – Photo provided by the functional forces