Two gibbons transferred to Cu Chi Rescue Center
On October 20, an ENV Wildlife Crime Officer received a tip that two yellow cheeked gibbons (Hylobates gabriellae) were being kept at the Đia Oc café in Ho Chi Minh City. Also found at the café was one jar of king cobra (Ophiophagus Hannah) and one jar of Chinese cobra (Naja atra) wine. The owners claimed they had received the animals as a gift from a friend from Dak Lak province and they were being kept as pets, not for sale or trade. Following discussions with ENV, they agreed to transfer the gibbons to the Cu Chi Rescue Center on November 9.