A grey-shanked douc langur (Source:VNA)
Quang Ngai (VNA) - The forest management authorities of Ba To district in the central province of Quang Ngai on May 23 handed over a grey-shanked douc langur to the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre in the Cuc Phuong National Park.

The three-week-old animal, weighing roughly 0.4 kilogramme, was found in a forest in Ba Xa commune by a local from Ba To district.

He then handed over the monkey to forest protection authorities on May 22.

Since 2015, three grey-shanked douc langurs from Ba To have been handed over to the rescue centre.
The grey-shanked douc (Pygathrix cinerea) is native to the central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh and the Central Highlands provinces of Kon Tum and Gia Lai.

It is listed in Vietnam’s Red Book of threatened and endangered species.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Primate Specialist Group rates the grey-shanked douc as one of the world’s 25 most endangered monkeys.-VNA