The Owston’s Civet (chrotogate owstoni) is the rarest of the civet species in Vietnam and has been prioritised for protection by the government. Luu Quang Mat, who bought two Owston’s Civets in 2014 from a local hunter, raised them without knowing they were a prohibited species. After the death of one of the civets due to weakness, he decided to hand in the second civet.
The Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program (CPCP) and Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will work to monitor the animal to ensure it is in full health before releasing it back to the wild.
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