The Hanoi Wildlife Rescue Centre has released 331 wild animals into Tay Yen Tu nature reserve in the northern province of Bac Giang.

The released animals include 275 red-whiskered bulbuls, 14 Bourret’s box turtles, 15 stripeneck leaf turtles, 22 keeled box turtles and five wild cats.

The centre said this month it has received 217 animal individuals including four sunda pangolins, 210 red-whiskered bulbuls, one wild cat and two stump-tailed macaques.

The State-run centre is housing many wild animals rescued from poachers and illegal traders.

Also in October 2014, the Hanoi Forest Ranger Department detected and punished seven cases of violations to the law on forest protection and development.-VNA