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2 Pygmy slow loris were rescued, one could not survive

01 May 2022 – Two Pygmy slow loris were rescued, one could not survive

Last week, we received 2 rescued Pygmy Lorises from Lang Son and Hai Phong provinces. Unfortunately, one of them did not survive.
 
Former owner starved him for days. Until being rescued by the police, he was already in very poor health condition. 12 hours after returning to EPRC, poor Loris passed away.
 
 
The other Loris was rescued from Lang Son province, she was lucky to be rescued earlier. Now she is in quite good health. We will monitor further and may soon plan for release her into the National Park.
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Male Red-shanked douc Langur was handed over after long time of being kept illegally

27/ 04/ 2022 – The Male Red-shanked douc Langur was handed over after long time of being kept illegally. Langur & rice?

After receiving news from Vu Quang National Park ranger our staff departed at 3 am. The rescued animal is a Red-shanked Douc langur. He was kept by local man for a long time. Until the man learned that this was illegal, he finally handed over to the Vu Quang National Park.
 
According to his narration, most of the time he fed the Douc langur with rice, rice crackers and some lettuce.
After receiving the Douc langur from Vu Quang Rangers, 6 hours on the road, then we are finally brought him back to EPRC safely. Initially observed, he is very skinny and showed signs of malnutrition for a long time.
 
We are currently monitoring and taking extra care. The first step is to giving him a suitable diet to gradually restore his health.
We will do our best to help him soon recover.
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Welcome new director of the EPRC

We are pleased to introduce Mr. Radoslaw Ratajszcak has come to Vietnam and become the co-director of EPRC We are pleased to introduce Mr. Radoslaw Ratajszcak has come to Vietnam and become the co-director of EPRC, the official representative of Leipzig Zoo in Vietnam since March 1, 2022 (together with the director, Mr. Nguyen Manh Cuong, representative of Cuc Phuong National Park).

Radoslaw served as the Chairman of Wroclaw Zoo in Poland for 15 years and he led the Wroclaw Zoo to many remarkable achievements. Wroclaw Zoo has also been sponsoring many projects related to wildlife conservation around the world.
Radoslaw first came to Vietnam in 1987, since then, he has traveled to Vietnam regularly and has participated in many projects in the country. One of them is the Sao La Conservation Project in the Truong Son mountain range.
“Radoslaw Ratajszczak shared: Vietnam has always left me with a lot of impressions and I finds a lot of great memories. I especially loves the nature and people here. So during this time returning, I hope to contribute more to the work of Vietnam’s Wildlife Conservation especially towards building a better future for Vietnam’s primates.”

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

The Endangered Primate Rescue Center (Zoo Leipzig) is looking for a highly motivated Administrative Officer to join our team of dedicated primate conservationists.

The administrative officer supports the project director and the senior management in all administrational fields, especially regarding office management, human resources and related administrative tasks. The administrative officer is requested to do translation tasks if needed.

The administrative officer reports to the project director.

The role is based at the EPRC at Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh Province and is full time.

Requirements:

    • Degree in office management or other related fields or equivalent experiences
    • At least 3 years of experience
    • Fluency in Vietnamese and English
    • Working experience in NGOs or projects would be an advantage
    • Willing to live and work in a remote environment at Cuc Phuong National Park
    • Commitment for longer time/ many years

Conditions:

    • An adequate salary and benefit package will be provided.
    • Working 40 hours per week, mainly from office at EPRC, sometimes short trips for work issues
    • Probation period of 3 months.

Starting Date: as soon as possible

Please apply via email to application@eprc.asia, including a cover letter, CV and your salary expectations. (Application both English and Vietnamese. Interview will be in English.)

Suitable applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed applicants will be notified.

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: ACCOUNTANT

ACCOUNTANT

The Endangered Primate Rescue Center (Zoo Leipzig) is looking for a highly motivated Accountant to join our team of dedicated primate conservationists.

The accountant works in close collaboration with the Representative of Zoo Leipzig in Vietnam and is responsible for the accounting and financial management of Zoo Leipzig’s project funds. The accountant provides regular financial reports to Zoo Leipzig, to the Co-director of the project, as well as to the relevant government partners. The accountant reports to the project director.

The role is based at the EPRC at Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh Province and is full time.

Requirements:

    • Degree in accounting, familiarity with Vietnamese laws and requirements for financial management and reporting
    • At least 3 years of experience
    • Fluency in Vietnamese and English
    • Knowledge of MISA SME software, in addition QuickBooks software
    • Experience as Accountant in NGOs or projects would be an advantage
    • Willing to live and work in a remote environment at Cuc Phuong National Park for longer time / many years.

Conditions:

    • An adequate salary and benefit package will be provided.
    • Working 40 hours per week, mainly from office at EPRC, sometimes short trips for money transfer and other work issues
    • Probation period of 3 months.

Starting Date: as soon as possible

 

Please apply via email to application@eprc.asia, including a cover letter, CV and your salary expectations. (Application both English and Vietnamese. Interview will be in English.)

 

Suitable applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed applicants will be notified.

 

 

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4 animals were rescued in one night

Last night November 16th, we made 2 rescue trips 4 rescued animals have safely arrived to EPRC and now in monitoring & recovery phrases

Featured in this rescue, it is the story of mother and baby Indochinese Gray Langurs in poor health health condition were found by Mr. Trinh Duc Manh, a local villager who living in the mountainous district of Lang Chanh, Thanh Hoa province. Manh then actively reported to the rangers to rescue.
Thank you Mr.Manh, If they could not meet you, perhaps the two Gray Langurs would have had an unfortunate end.

At the same night, 400 km to the north, polices and forest rangers at 2 provinces of Lang Son and Bac Giang have confiscated 2 Slow Loris individuals and contact to EPRC for rescue.

After finished a total distance of 1000 km, Currently, all 4 individuals are being cared for at the EPRC quarantine area. We will try our best to help them quickly recover to good health.

Please stay tuned for more updates, Thank you!

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14 days quarantine

win the pandemic
Today is the 4th day we have not been home. All staff at EPRC have received 1st dose of the covid-19 vaccine. Because we had to move to another area for vaccination, to ensure local safety, we all stayed in concentrated isolation at Cuc Phuong National Park.

Thank you to Cuc Phuong National Park for helping us with the vaccination campaign and arranging the ideal isolation site. We were able to maintain the care for 170 primates, and at the same time have a beautiful place to live for 14 days.

Here, we are one big EPRC family.
We wish you and your families safety, and wish Vietnam and the world to soon win the pandemic.
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When will it end?

New rescued Pygmy Loris

A few days ago again we confiscated a Pygmy Loris. It is a female and she is in very poor condition. This loris is very skinny and malnurished, her fur is very scruffy, her eyes are infected. Until our staff come to rescue her, she was even chained around her neck.
When we had a closer look we saw that her tits are still obviously and visible, what means she recently had a baby on her suckling, what most probably died when she was caught by the hunter. It is always hard for us to loom at animals in such a poor condition.
 
Our staff will make a big effort to rehabilitate her. But it will last month or even years until she is a healthy and good looking Pygmy loris again that is ready to be released back into the wild.
If we see wild animals in such a poor state we often ask ourselves how people can be so cruel to wildlife? What is the point in keeping a wild primate at home and make it suffer so much?
When will the wildlife trade finally end?
There is still a long way to go. But you can support our work by spreading the word „Primates are no pets!“ and / or donating to the EPRC.
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𝐁𝐄𝐎 𝐇𝐀𝐒 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐃𝐔𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐆𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐍

It’s been 4 years since Beo rescued, we still can’t forget the image of the pitiful baby Langur who used to hold keeper’s hands every day, mouth on the tiny milk bottle. But now, he is no longer a baby with sad eyes anymore. Beo has officially ‘graduated’ from our kindergarten.

 

In February 2017, while rangers patrolling, Beo was found in a small locals house on the edge of the jungle. At that moment, Beo was only a month old. People fed him with sugar milk. Although drinking sweetened milk will cause Langurs colic, but since he lost his mother, he must drink it if he doesn’t want to starve.

After being rescued and travel 600km away, Beo was moved to live with other orphans in the EPRC’s kindergaten. During the first year, we gave Beo non-sugar fresh milk mixed with oak-bark tea to help him build a healthier digestive system. At the same time, Beo has also gradually learned to eat leaves like other langurs. He is now start entering adulthood. Goodbye to Thanh, Khoa and the other babies at ‘Kindergarten’, Beo has been moved to a new enclosure with other Red-shanked doucs, then he will start building a new family. 

Wish Beo always healthy and well integrated with your new friends!

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𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘀

Some pictures recorded by installed infrared camera in a Pygmy Slow Loris (𝘯𝘺𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘣𝘶𝘴 𝘱𝘺𝘨𝘮𝘢𝘦𝘶𝘴) enclousure at EPRC. You can see the mother loris licking her baby. Not just a gesture of love, more than that, this is how the mother loris are ‘putting on’ her child a protective ‘armor’ before her mother goes for food.

Did you know? Slow Loris (𝘕𝘺𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘣𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘱) is 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘀? Currently the world records more than 500 species of primate have been found, and the Slow Loris is the only ones of which is known to be poisonous. To access its poison, a slow loris licks (or slowly rubs its hands) under glands near its armpits- and cover its teeth. And the resulting bite can expose a person or predator to fantal potentially anaphylactic shock. Similarly, by licking her baby’s fur before going out at night, the mother loris has created a shell that protects her childs from predators.

Sadly, the poison is not able to hold them off against hunters who feeding a demand for the primates in the illegal pet trade. Even when rescued, we found that many of slow lorises had their fangs broken by hunters or their former owner (and they do not regrow permanently) to take away their defenses. They will end up in very painful situations, lose their defenses, and even find food in the wild.
𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙.

# Primates are not pets.

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