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Endangered Primate Rescue Centre

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Cuc Phuong commune, Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh 430000, Vietnam
+84 229 3848 002
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The Endangered Primate Rescue Center is a not for profit project dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, research and conservation of Vietnam's endangered and critically endangered primate species. First established in 1993, through a collaboration between Frankfurt Zoological Society and Cuc Phuong National Park, the center is presently managed under the umbrella of the Vietnam Primate Conservation Program, jointly operated by Zoo Leipzig and Cuc Phuong National Park. More than 180 animals have been born at the center, some being the first of their species to be born in captivity, including the critically endangered Cat Ba langur, Delacours langur and the Grey shanked douc langur.
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Cuc Phuong commune, Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh 430000, Vietnam
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+84 229 3848 002
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We had a guide who’s English was great and who knew a great deal about the animals in the rescue centre. We learned a lot about the different species of primates, and of all the challenges the primates face once they leave the safe centre....More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We were given a tour by Sylvia and she did a wonderful job explaining to us about the center's mission and efforts to rescue and re-home all of the primates in the center. We loved learning about all of the different species and individual animals...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The rescue center is near the Cuc Phuong national park's entrance and can only be visited with a guide. It's approx. 400m walk from the entrance. The rescue center seems rather legit and the your guide was able to tell us a lot about the...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We booked an expert tour with the Endangered Primate Rescue Center itself, as opposed to visiting the center as a few minutes stop during a tour through the Cuc Phuong National Park. The Center offered to arrange a shuttle service for a reasonable price -...More

1  Thank Dala00
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the monkey rescue center today, it's very interesting to see all the types of the endangered species, and our guide was very willing to answer all questions about the center. This place saves the monkeys from trading for meat and releases most of...More

1  Thank Maayan C
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I volunteered here for 10 days, and it was a great experience. I learnt so much from all the staff, and really felt welcome amongst the Vietnamese keepers, despite them speaking minimal if no English. If you want to gain valuable knowledge and experience about...More

2  Thank myholz10
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EPRC_Vietnam, General Manager at Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear myholz10, Thank you for volunteering at EPRC (again :D) and all the kind words you give to us <3 We hope to see you again in the future as an expert or someone who works in environment or conservation fields. Best wishes, EPRC Vietnam.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We visited while in the area. We were rushed through, as they close mid-day-- so we had just 20 min. But that's probably enough anyway. Sad to see so many primates in cages, but they've been rescued from a worse fate. Look across the street...More

1  Thank jenabaintheworld
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EPRC_Vietnam, Người quản lý at Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Dear jenabaintheworld, Thank you for your visit to our center and your review. The primates are kept in enclosures, however only some will remain here forever. Many of them just stay here for rehabilitation and will be released once their health and wild behavior allow....More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The tour gives you lots of information on the illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam and South East Asia. The guides are very knowledgeable and speak good English. You see the primate, turtle and carnivore centres. We were a little disappointed though. You don't see many...More

2  Thank Roe77
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EPRC_Vietnam, General Manager at Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Dear Roe77, Thank you for your visit to our center and your review. Cuc Phuong tour is a really basic tour for visitors, and because of the number of tourists, it is impossible for Cuc Phuong guides to extend the tour too much. The primates...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this centre last month and enjoyed it. There are really beautiful Monkeys in all sorts and colours, really nice to see. Also the fact that they return (if possible) the Monkeys into the wild is admiring and hopeful for the survival of the...More

1  Thank Sanne T
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EPRC_Vietnam, General Manager at Endangered Primate Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Dear Sanne T, Thank you for your visit to our center and your review. However we need to clarify something here. We provide life enrichment for the primates everyday, and probably you didn't come at the time when it is provided. Our enrichment is built...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

It is wonderful that this place exists as the wildlife is decimated in this area of Vietnam. The English speaking guide did a nice job of identifying the species and telling us how very rare they are.

1  Thank Gena D
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Sally S
18 February 2017|
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Response from EPRC_Vietnam | Property representative |
Dear Sally S, About our center, we are pretty sure that our enclosures are not *that* small. We are still trying to extend our size, however it is dependent on donations every year. A zoo is totally different from a rescue... More
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Sally S
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Response from EPRC_Vietnam | Property representative |
Dear Sally S, About our center, we are pretty sure that our enclosures are not *that* small. We are still trying to extend our size, however it is dependent on donations every year. A zoo is totally different from a rescue... More
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