On April 17th, Hanoi Police confiscated what was initially reported to be a tiger from a vehicle in Hanoi. However, when the animal arrived at the National Museum of Natural History that afternoon, scientists from Vietnam’s chief scientific institution identified the “tiger” as a leopard, poorly painted to resemble a tiger.
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On April 17, ENV held a meeting with local authorities in Phuc Tho district to explain the government’s strategy to phase out bear farming, and to build support and improve bear protection efforts in this area.
A tiger raiser in Nghe An disclosed to VietNamNet that he bought baby tigers from Ha Tinh. Besides Do Thanh commune, other neighboring communes also breed tigers. This man also answered the question why local people could raise tigers for a year and sold them without being exposed by any government agency.
A Vietnamese man has been fined R300 000 for the illegal possession of five rhino horns worth an estimated R6.8 million in Asia, it was reported on Wednesday.