08/09/2014 16:00 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

127 animals released into the wild

Quang Ninh, September 9 (VNA)- Van Don Veterinary Centre officials and local rangers in the northern province of Quang Ninh returned 127 wild animals to Ba Mun island in Bai Tu Long National Park on September 5.

The animals, including two bobcats, two crested serpent eagles, two big-headed turtles, 103 Malayan snail-eating turtles and 18 Bengal monitors, had been rescued in July 2014 and were looked after by the Bai Tu Long National Park Wildlife Rescue Centre until their release.

Ba Mun island boasts a primary forest with diverse flora and fauna, including rare and valuable species. To help protect the forest, the government created Bai Tu Long National Park on January 24, 1997.