Behind the Scenes at EPRC, English, Photo Album

A Toad at EPRC?!?

A Toad Friend

Some weeks ago, we observed a strange scene right in EPRC. CP, the Delacour’s Langur found a toad and held it for straight 2 days. She didn’t harm the toad at all, instead, was embracing it and took care of it well.

We have never seen this before, but assume that CP might be pregnant and she was preparing for her upcoming baby. However, until now, no baby has been delivered. We will keep waiting and updating for you all 

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Volunteer Placement for 2017 Is Full! Register Now For 2018!

Register Now For 2018!

2017 is going to end in 4 more months, and EPRC have already received enough volunteers placement for this year! So hurry up and register now to save your place in 2018, to gain one of your most unforgettable experiences in Vietnam! Read on to know why it is important for us to welcome volunteers and what volunteers at EPRC can receive from their time at our center.

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Enrichment for Primates at EPRC

What Is Enrichment for Primates?

Life can be boring with animals in captivity without some spice. Therefore, enrichment for primates is an important daily task which EPRC staff have to complete to keep the animals healthy and sane.

Enrichment for primates is created to help the animals keep their wild instinct of looking for food. If their food is laid out every time right in front of their eyes, the primates will gradually become lazy and independent on human support – which is not what we want for primates at a rescue center.

Gibbons are those who are given the most complicated types of enrichment because of their intelligence. They can use their fingers in a really flexible way to search for food and use their smart brain to solve the enrichment puzzles.

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August Primate Confiscations at EPRC

August Was a Busy Month For EPRC

August was a busy month for EPRC, because 3 cases of confiscations were made across the land of Vietnam. Until now, the rescued primates are still in good condition and under careful supervision in the Quarantine Area of Vietnam.

1. A FEMALE YELLOW-CHEEKED GIBBON IN NAM DINH

First confiscation was at the end of July – beginning of August. We received a call from Head Ranger Quarter in Nam Dinh province about a female gibbon. EPRC staff immediately go to the city which is 2 hours away from our center and picked up the gibbon.

Her health condition is not bad, but it seems that she was fed a lot of milk which is not good for such an adult gibbon. The cage from Head Ranger Quarter was too small for her, so we moved her to our special Transfer Box. After 5 hours (due to paperwork + transportation time), she arrived at EPRC safe and sound.

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EPRC Loris Night Tour

Tour EPRC at Night

Do you know that we have a special Loris Night Tour? Normally when you join the 15-minute tour by Cuc Phuong guide, you cannot see lorises because they are sleeping obviously in the day. At EPRC Vietnam, we offer a Loris Night Tour at some specific loris cages for educational purposes and for true loris lovers – who don’t buy loris and keep them at home unhealthy.

» At the beginning of the tour, you will have a brief introduction about lorises, how to differentiate Slow and Pygmy Lorises, and their current status in the wild.

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Joris a Delacour’s Langur enjoying enrichment time!

Joris enjoyed the gift from our keeper Sinh
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Newborn Gibbon Can’t Let Go of Mom

Two northern buff-cheeked gibbons who got paired up more than a year ago have just introduced a tiny little surprise to their gibbon neighbors: a baby gibbon.

After days of ambushing to take photographs of the baby gibbon, which is always seen clinging to her mother’s belly and hiding its head in her thick bright orange color, we were finally able to capture some mother and child moments of the happy family in cage 15A in the EPRC. The baby gibbon was born on November 5th to mother Gaby and father Sonny who are northern yellow-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus annamensis), a species that was just discovered as a new species in 2010 by Christian Roos at German Primate Center. Due to the fact that at this point the newborn never lets go of its mother, we have not been able to sex the baby yet.

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Primate Education Day – Trash Collecting, Primate Drawing, and More…

International Primate Day 2017

Last weekend on October 22nd, local students from Cuc Phuong Primary School experienced for the first time a full-day primate education trip in the forest that engaged them with the nature and introduced them to captive wildlife through various creative activities.

This Primate Education Day is initiated by the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, in collaboration with the Cuc Phuong National Park’s Conservation Awareness Program (CAP), with the aim of raising awareness and improving knowledge about the forest and primates in students studying and living in the buffer zone of Cuc Phuong National Park, where the EPRC is based.

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Loris Release Program Success – Three Lorises Returned to Forest

Lorises Returned to the Forest in Cuc Phuong National Park

On 9/10, after a short period of rehabilitation in the EPRC’s facility, three slow lorises who passed the health and behaviour assessment for our loris release program finally returned to the forest in Cuc Phuong National Park.

This loris release, including two individuals who were transferred to the EPRC from a governmental rescue center for a better chance of release and one individual who was surrendered voluntarily to the EPRC from a local resident earlier this year, were carried out inside Cuc Phuong National Park, the forest where the EPRC is based.

Coming from illegal keeping not so long ago, these lorises were released to the wild in a strong and healthy condition thanks to the excellent care of EPRC’s keepers. But most importantly, they still possess wild behaviors that indicates a smooth readjustment to wild environment.

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Photoshoot Day at EPRC

Our Primates Are Photographed by National Geographic Scientific Advisor

Take a sneak peak into the collection of photographs that was taken at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center by the multi talented Pierre de Chabannes, National Geographic Society’s Scientific Advisor, who has travelled around the world with the mission of documenting the 12,000 species held in captivity presently.

The Endangered Primate Rescue Center, who houses some of the rarest primates on Earth that cannot be seen in any other captive facilities in the world, presents wildlife, zoo and primate photographers a unique chance to broaden their photo collection of endangered and lesser known animals. In this article, we would like to share with you some of the best shots of the primates in the EPRC that were captured by Pierre de Chabannes, along with basic description of the species and story of the individual.

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