On 5 September, 15 turtles including 8 Yellow-headed box turtles, 6 Keeled box turtles, and one Impressed tortoise were rescued. Noticeably, 14 of them are listed as Critically Endangered or Endangered species, and one as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List. Turtles are being so overexploited that many turtle rescue centres in Vietnam are facing over capacity of rescuing these species.
One python was transfered to us on 22 September as the exhibit of a wildlife case. Late of the month, we rescued two more three month old Asian small clawed otters. The otters were forced to seperate from mom right after births, became a gift to entertain human, and then were sold to the hidden market for some money. They are still lucky enough to be found and saved!
On 27 September, a brave chinese pangolin was transferred from Chu Mom Ray National Park to SVW for medical treatment. Having a deep cut wound on the abdomen due to traps, her survival instinct is so trong that she went through nearly 1,000 km with our team to reach the rescue centre, and recovered like a miracle. Well done, pangolin!
We always have mixed feelings everytime an animal is rescued. There are total 19 animals staying safe and being treated at the centre, still, two large civets who had severe pain could not make it - we lost them on the way transfering to the rescue site.
How much pain should animals endure from human's selfishness? The answer is up to your action to save their lives today!