Ho Chi Minh City-based non-profit organization Wildlife At Risk Friday formally opened a new wildlife rescue facility in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, Sai Gon Tiep Thi newspaper reported Saturday.
The three-hectare Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station has already been receiving endangered animals from all over the Mekong Delta and caring for them before releasing them back into the wild.
It has so far taken in around 50 endangered species like the moon bear, sun bear, yellow-cheeked gibbon, stump-tailed macaque, pygmy slow loris, Javan pangolin, giant Asian pond turtle, and elongated tortoise.
On July 13 it received a 2.5-kilogram leopard cat from a group of residents in Hon Dat District, Kien Giang Province.
The Hon Me facility is the third of its kind managed by WAR, with the two others being in HCMC’s Cu Chi District and in Cat Tien National Park (for bears and wildcats).
The facility was established as part of a project by WAR, Australian NGO Free the Bears Fund, and Brigitte Bardot Foundation.
It is managed by WAR in collaboration with the Kien Giang Forest Protection Department.