New ‘Vietnam’s Endangered Primates’ tour from Vietnam Birding

Red-shanked Douc Langurs
Red-shanked Douc Langurs    

Vietnam is home to some of the world’s most beautiful primates many of which are endemic or near-endemic to Vietnam and neighbouring countries. Unfortunately most are now seriously endangered due to habitat loss and hunting for the flourishing bush meat and traditional medicine markets - one of the negative consequences of Vietnam’s booming economy.

Having run several very successful mammal watching tours for well-known international ‘mammalers’ Jon Hall and Coke Smith during 2011 and 2012 we have recently added a new tour itinerary to the sample tour programmes on the Vietnam Birding website, called ‘Vietnam’s Endangered Primates’.

This exciting new tour offers a unique opportunity to observe some of Vietnam’s rarely-seen primates including Black-shanked and Red-shanked Douc Langurs, Annamese Silvered Langur, Ha Tinh Langur, Delacour’s Langur and Buff-cheeked Gibbon in the wild.

And it’s not just primates you’ll see on our endangered primates tour, there is a good chance of seeing a whole host of other exotic mammals at the sites we visit that could include Pygmy Loris, Black Giant Squirrel, Leopard Cat, Yellow-throated Marten, Crab-eating Mongoose, Lesser Mousedeer, Sambar and Gaur amongst others.

Click below to see the full itinerary for our new ‘Vietnam’s Endangered Primates’ tour and on the two links beneath to find out what Jon and Coke saw on their mammal tours with Vietnam Birding.

Vietnam’s Endangered Primates 11 Days: Cat Tien National Park ♦ Son Tra Nature Reserve ♦ Bach Ma National Park ♦ Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ♦ Van Long Nature Reserve

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