Animals that have recovered in our centre are released if there is somewhere safe to do so. But it has not always been easy. One hand raised Masked palm civet, a common species, refused to go when released in Cuc Phuong National Park. He was provided with an open cage in the forest with regular food (a soft release) but kept sleeping in the cage and returning for food. He was eventually brought back to the centre where he continues to live happily. As he’s comfortable around people we plan for him to become part of an interactive education centre to educate the public.