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Langur haven

Langur haven

Nadler and his wife Hien. They have two sons who were born at the center.

A douc langur named Xuan, after an expert who first took care of it. It's eight years old and has lost all members of its family to hunters.

Two volunteers fix a cage at the center.

A douc langur at the center is named Vinh as it was rescued by forest rangers from Vinh, the capital town of Nghe An Province in north central Vietnam. Experts have not managed to remove a bullet from its body and its left arm is damaged.

A young douc langur is fed with a bottle of milk. Its parents were killed by hunters.

Nadler and vet Ulvicke Streicher examine an anesthetized douc.

Volunteers at the center prepare lunch for 152 primates at the center. They eat 300 kilograms of leaves a day.

A douc and her young one at the center. Nadler's wife Nguyen Thi Thu Hien said: "The goal is to take care of the langurs and send them back to nature. But the current dangerous situation makes us really worried and insecure about returning these precious gene sources into the wild."

The 3.5 hectare center saves two hectares of jungle to help rehabilitate its inmates. The rest of the area has large cages and offices for 20 Vietnamese staff members and four foreign experts.

A grey-shanked douc langur. Most langurs are victims of poaching and hunting. Several young langurs were born at the center, but the first ones were sent in when they were very weak and has suffered many injuries. The center's experts said it's been a hard job treating them and making them return to wildlife habits.

A douc langur munches on a bunch of jungle leaves in its cage at the center. Doucs mainly feed on leaves, grains and fruits, but bananas and rice are not recommended, according to information published by San Diego Zoo.

Nadler and his wife Hien. They have two sons who were born at the center.
A douc langur named Xuan, after an expert who first took care of it. It's eight years old and has lost all members of its family to hunters.
Two volunteers fix a cage at the center.
A douc langur at the center is named Vinh as it was rescued by forest rangers from Vinh, the capital town of Nghe An Province in north central Vietnam. Experts have not managed to remove a bullet from its body and its left arm is damaged.
A young douc langur is fed with a bottle of milk. Its parents were killed by hunters.
Nadler and vet Ulvicke Streicher examine an anesthetized douc.
Volunteers at the center prepare lunch for 152 primates at the center. They eat 300 kilograms of leaves a day.
A douc and her young one at the center. Nadler's wife Nguyen Thi Thu Hien said:
The 3.5 hectare center saves two hectares of jungle to help rehabilitate its inmates. The rest of the area has large cages and offices for 20 Vietnamese staff members and four foreign experts.
A grey-shanked douc langur. Most langurs are victims of poaching and hunting. Several young langurs were born at the center, but the first ones were sent in when they were very weak and has suffered many injuries. The center's experts said it's been a hard job treating them and making them return to wildlife habits.
A douc langur munches on a bunch of jungle leaves in its cage at the center. Doucs mainly feed on leaves, grains and fruits, but bananas and rice are not recommended, according to information published by San Diego Zoo.