Purple heron released into Tram Chim national park

A purple heron was released into the Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong district, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, on March 10.

The bird, whose scientific name is Ardea Furpurea, weighs nearly 1.5kg and measures 0.5m in height. It is among rare wild animals that need to be strictly preserved and protected. 

It is also named in the list of birds on the brink of extinction.

The two-year-old bird was bought from hunters by a local and then handed over to the park.