A Sunda Pangolin is emerging from a box to return to the wildlife.

Hanoi (VNA) - As many as 16 Sunda Pangolins were released in a safe and undisclosed location in Vietnam this week.

The critically endangered pangolins were rescued from the wildlife trade and rehabilitated at Save Vietnam’s Wildlife/Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Programme (SVW/CPCP) in Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh province.

The released pangolins were confiscated by Forest Protection Department officers in Nghe An, Ha Nam and Thanh Hoa provinces between August and December 2015 in a traumatised and poor state and transferred to the CPCP.-VNA