Binturong kept for 14 years finally rescued from resort

On October 20, 2009, an ENV Wildlife Crime Officer received a tip that a binturong (Arctictis binturonga) was being kept at the Bach Van resort in Quang Nam. The local FPD searched the resort and could only find four stump-tailed macaques (Macaca arctoides), not the binturong. Following discussions with the local FPD, the owner agreed to transfer the macaques to Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (NP).

On December 1, 2010, an investigator from ENV’s Da Nang office was monitoring the resort when he discovered a 25kg binturong that had been at the resort for 14 years and immediately informed the Quang Nam FPD. After the owner was made aware of relevant wildlife protection laws, the binturong was confiscated and transferred to the rescue center at Cuc Phuong NP on December 9.

Press release-Binturong 14 years in confinement, now freed – Cuc Phuong National Park





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