In celebrating National Nature Conservation Day 2021 and efforts to conserve wildlife, the Wildlife Authority in North Sumatra province (BBKSDA-SU) released 4 protected animals back in the wild in Siranggas Wildlife Reserve, Pakpak Barat regency, North Sumatra on Monday afternoon (14/6).
The four animals included two binturongs, one slow loris, and one Leopard cat. One unprotected snake, python, was also released together with the other 4 protected animals.
The BBKSDA-SU carried out the release in collaboration with the Scorpion Foundation and the Indonesian Species Conservation Program (ISCP).
One of the two Binturongs (Arctictis binturong) was handed over to the BBKSDA-SU on August 24, 2019 while the other was related to a law enforcement process in October 2020.
The Leopard cat (Felis bengalensis) and the slow loris (Nyebus coucang) were handed over to the BBKSDA-SU. The slow loris was entrusted to the ISCP while the python (Phyton reticulatus) was discovered near the Sibolangit Wildlife Rescue Center in June 2021.