Endangered Primate Rescue Center
Who and what:
Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam. Located only 120km southwest of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong boasts magnificent limestone mountains. The Endangered Primate Rescue Center is based in the national park and is home to around 15 species of primate. The center aims to release the primates into the wild and has some semi-wild enclosures to assist their recovery.
Visit the park to learn more about Cuc Phuong's incredible biodiversity. Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center to learn more about Vietnam's rare primates. Drop in at the Turtle Conservation Center, a rescue facility for turtles. Explore the Botanical Gardens, which are perfect for a nature walk.
The primate rescue centre is an incredible place to visit. Gibbons are amazing creatures to watch as they swing about trees and vines and have a distinctive call. The centre has been successful in breeding some very rare species, including the red-shanked Douc Langur, a striking primate that looks like it is wearing a pair of red shorts. Cuc Phuong National Park is a fascinating place to explore and offers minority homestays.