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Our Feature Presentation: Singing Gibbons

Short Documentary About Singing Gibbons at EPRC

Gibbons’ song can be considered one of the most beautiful rhythms in the wildlife world. However, not many people have the chance of listening to this beautiful song as the population of this species is decreasing significantly.

Acknowledging this, Govinda-das Hugo Liénart – a volunteer in EPRC has put up an amazing work after months of observing, filming and making this short documentary about the majestic gibbons’ songs. This 5-minute short film lets audience have a peak into a small part in life of gibbons and from there, be more humble about manself as we are not the only creature on Earth who can communicate in complex form.

BẠN CÓ THỂ XEM BẢN TIẾNG VIỆT Ở DƯỚI ĐÂY NHÉ!
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Behind the Scenes at EPRC, English

Joris a Delacour’s Langur enjoying enrichment time!

Joris enjoyed the gift from our keeper Sinh
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WANTED – EPRC Volunteer Coordinator!

We Are Looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to Join Our Team

Do you love Vietnams wildlife? Do you love meeting new people and sharing with them the beauty of Vietnam, its people and its animals?

Then maybe we have the job for you?

DURATION
1 year with opportunity to extend

START DATE
As soon as possible!

CLOSING DATE
28 July 2017

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WANTED – EPRC Project Assistant!

Vietnamese applications only

DURATION
1 year with opportunity to extend

SALARY
Negotiable

START DATE
As soon as possible!

CLOSING DATE
15th of December

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Behind the Scenes at EPRC, English

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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Wildlife Crime – Four Frozen Endangered Hatinh Langurs

Wildlife Crimes in Vietnam

On the morning of October 2nd, the traffic police of Thanh Hoa province discovered a suspicious load on the back of a truck driving on the 1A highway through Truong Lam commune, Tinh Gia district. Turned out, four frozen endangered Hatinh langurs were concealed in styrofoam boxes with unclear origins.

According to dantri.com.vn, at around 1 a.m on October 2nd, the traffic police was carrying out their night patrol duty when they spotted a coach driving on the highway with signs of traffic violation. On-site inspection revealed the coach was transporting many styrofoam boxes. Suspecting that illegal products could be stored inside, the police examined the boxes and found out that four frozen wildlife that appeared to be the endangered Hatinh langurs were tied up in plastic bags. Without any surprise, the driver failed to present any origin paper of the wildlife in his coach.

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Behind the Scenes at EPRC, English, Photo Album

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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Wildlife Crime – 9 Black-Shanked Douc Langurs Killed

Wildlife Crimes in Vietnam

According to Tuoi Tre Online, on August 29th, the police department of Khanh Vinh district (Khanh Hoa province) prosecuted three suspects who earlier on 11/7 killed and transported 9 endangered black-shanked douc langurs illegally.

This group of three men aged from 19 to 35 all coming from M’drak district, Dak Lak province were reported to use guns to poach 9 black-shanked douc langurs in the forest, ripped their stomachs open to dry the organs before transporting dead bodies out of the forest for illegal trade.

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