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Rescued in Cambodia

March 14, 2016

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Photo Credit: ©Olly Griffin/WCS

This roughly three-week-old black-shanked douc langur was recently found cowering alone at the base of a rubber tree on a plantation along the edge of Cambodia's Seima Protection Forest. A local villager brought him to WCS Cambodia staff.

Working with our Wildlife Health and Health Policy team and the local Forestry Administration, the staff there kept careful watch over him for two days until he was transferred to the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center.

There he'll be cared for and rehabilitated—and possibly re-released into the wild down the road.

The Wildlife Health and Health Policy team and the field staff also collected biological samples from the animal to screen for pathogens. This will contribute to WCS Cambodia's wildlife health surveillance efforts.

Black-shanked douc langurs are an endangered species found only in Cambodia and Vietnam.


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