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Western Black Crested Gibbon – Nomascus concolor

Western Black Crested Gibbon - Nomascus concolor

Nestled within the verdant landscapes of Vietnam, the Western Black Crested Gibbon (Nomascus concolor) emerges as a captivating species that embodies the diverse tapestry of the country’s wildlife. In this exploration, we embark on a detailed journey into the taxonomy, appearance, habitat, behavior, reproductive biology, and conservation status of this remarkable primate. Taxonomy and Classification […]

Northern White-cheeked Gibbon – Nomascus leucogenys

The northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a Critically Endangered gibbon species indigenous to South East Asia. Initially believed to be conspecific with the Southern White-cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki), the females of these closely related species share nearly identical appearances. Notably, the genome of N. leucogenys was comprehensively sequenced and published in 2011. Taxonomy and […]

Eastern Black Crested Gibbon – “Cao-vit Gibbon” – Nomascus nasutus

Cao vit Gibbon | Nomascus nasutus

Nestled within the dense, emerald-green forests of Vietnam, the Eastern Black Crested Gibbon (Nomascus nasutus), also known as the Cao-vit black crested gibbon or the Cao-vit crested gibbon, emerges as a symbol of the country’s unique and fragile biodiversity. The term “Cao-vit” originated from the sounds of their calls or songs that villagers of Ngoc […]

Long-tailed Macaque and Con Son Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis and Macaca fascicularis condorensis)

Long-tailed Macaque - Con Son Long-tailed Macaque

The Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is a common species in Vietnam, but there exists a unique sub-species called the Con Son Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis condorensis), which is endemic to Vietnam. Renowned for its remarkable adaptability to human environments, the Long-tailed Macaque population in Vietnam has demonstrated significant and rapid growth over the years. Taxonomy […]

Grey-shanked Douc Langur – Pygathrix cinerea

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The Grey-Shanked Douc Langur (Pygathrix cinerea), classified under the Animalia kingdom and Chordata phylum, was discovered in 1997 in Vietnam. Native to the region from Quang Nam to Binh Dinh, these primates inhabit tropical hill forests at altitudes ranging from 200 to 1500 meters. Recognized for their distinctive grey fur with white markings, these langurs […]

Cat Ba Langur – White-headed Langur – Trachypithecus poliocephalus

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Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Vietnam, the Cat Ba Langur (Trachypithecus poliocephalus) stands as a living testament to the country’s rich biodiversity. In this exploration, we unveil the intricate details of this endangered primate, delving into its taxonomy, appearance, habitat, behavior, reproductive biology, conservation status, and the crucial need for its protection. Taxonomy and […]

Red-shanked Douc Langur: Queen of the Primate

Red-shanked Douc

Renowned as the most captivating primate species globally, the Red-shanked Douc Langur stands out for its breathtaking beauty. With its vibrant hues and distinctive markings, it claims the title of the most visually stunning among primates. Found predominantly in the lush landscapes of Laos and Vietnam, with occasional glimpses in Cambodia, this species’ sheer beauty […]

Delacour’s Langur – Special shorts in Vietnam

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Delacour’s Langur has a narrow distribution range, only in the Northern region of Vietnam. It is estimated that there are approximately 200 individuals, with 100 of them concentrated in one area. Other areas are fragmented, and the populations there are small. This species is another member of the list of the 25 most critically endangered […]

5 Hacks for Herping in Cat Tien National Park – Avoid the Hiss-stakes!

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Explore the vibrant world of Cat Tien National Park, where the symphony of Tokay Gecko and the subtle movements of snakes create a thrilling backdrop for herping adventures. Herping in Cat Tien National Park from the Cattien Bent-toed Gecko to the imposing King Cobra, this forest is a haven for reptile enthusiasts. Uncover five essential […]

7 Primate Species in Cat Tien National Park: Unveiling the Enchanting Majesty of these Playful and Clever Companions

7 Primate Species in Cat Tien National Park: Unveiling the Enchanting Majesty of these Playful and Clever Companions

Nestled in the heart of Vietnam, Cat Tien National Park emerges as a sanctuary of biodiversity, where lush landscapes and untamed wilderness converge to create a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. As a testament to the country’s rich primate diversity, Vietnam proudly shelters 24 species of these intelligent and charismatic creatures. However, it is within the […]