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Grey-Shanked Douc Langurs Unexpectedly Found Deep In The Jungle

Recent Survey By Fauna & Flora International Finds 500 Grey-Shanked Doucs

A population of at least 500 grey-shanked doucs has been uncovered by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) during a recent field survey conducted in Kon Tum Province, Vietnam. This almost doubles the known global population of this enigmatic and beautiful primate.

Read the report: In search of the grey-shanked douc

“To discover a large population of one of Vietnam’s most rare and precious animals is truly an honour,” said Trinh Dinh Hoang, who led the survey effort. Prior to this discovery, the entire species was thought to have only 800-1,000 individuals remaining, and consequently has been listed as one of the 25 most endangered primates in the world.

Restricted to the forests of central Vietnam, the main threats to the grey-shanked douc are deforestation, habitat fragmentation and hunting. Doucs are targeted for the illegal wildlife trade and are hunted for bush meat, traditional medicine and the pet trade.

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Loris Confiscation – A Touching Story From A Concerned Citizen

The 21St Member In The Loris Family of EPRC

On the afternoon of 24th, February, Endangered Primate Rescue Center received an inform from Hai Phong city’s Forest Protection Department about a case of loris confiscation. If we successful take over this loris, then it would be the 21st member in the loris family of EPRC.

Without any hesitation, we took the earliest bus to Hai Phong the following day to take over this case because from our experience, confiscated primates tend to be in a not-so-good condition, and time is gold. But fortunately, when we arrived at the loris’ temporary shelter, which is the house of the kind-hearted man named Duc who found the loris, he was in a relatively good condition. How Duc treated the loris was a touching story.

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Butz Passed Away Leaving His Family Behind!

Farewell Our Old Friend Butz

It struck our heart to write the “What’s going on” this time, as the most adored douc langur in our center Butz passed away on December 27th. As gloomy as it is to tell you this story, we think that Butz deserves every condolences from his friends and fans he can have.

On the morning of 27/12, our hearts were scattered into pieces the moment we walked into the door and saw Butz lying motionless on his bed in the quarantine room. Although his death was foreseeable because of his old-age, the strange feeling when the most loved animal in our centre forever changed his residency to heaven struck us deeply. Farewell my old friend. We will take great care of your wife and your son.

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