Tags: animals

63 civets saved from cruel fate in Vietnam

63 civets saved from cruel fate in Vietnam

Sixty-three civets, a protected species in Vietnam, have been saved by police in northern Vietnam when they were being smuggled to restaurants and slaughterhouses.

Saigon safari park has new investor after years of delay

Saigon safari park has new investor after years of delay

After years of delay reportedly due to a lack of funding, Ho Chi Minh City’s safari park project has been handed over to real estate giant Vingroup, also the developer of the country’s first safari park in the southern island of Phu Quoc.

7 unique islands of Vietnam named after animals

7 unique islands of Vietnam named after animals

VOV.VN -Many islands around the globe derive their name from geographical formations, birds, sea creatures, holidays or other animals. Following are eight of the more popular animal named islands located in Vietnam.

Traditional sacred animals on display in Hanoi

Traditional sacred animals on display in Hanoi

Approximately 100 artefacts related to traditional sacred animals will be on display at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi from October 28 – February 2016.

Pristine beauty of Ben En National Park

Pristine beauty of Ben En National Park

(VOV) - Located about 46km from the central province of Thanh Hoa, Ben En National Park is an attractive eco-tourism destination which is likened to ‘Ha Long Bay on land’.

70 new Vietnamese species of plants, animals discovered in 2014

70 new Vietnamese species of plants, animals discovered in 2014

Seventy new species of plants and animals were discovered in Vietnam in 2014, including color-changing thorny frogs, fanged bats, and the world’s second-longest insect (Phryganistria heusii yentuensis), according to a newly released report of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Young artist’s art exhibition opens in Hanoi

Young artist’s art exhibition opens in Hanoi

An art exhibition, dubbed ‘A Transformative Disguise’ by Le Hoang Bich Phuong, a young artist from Ho Chi Minh City, will be held at the Japan Foundation Centre (JPF) in Hanoi from June 28-July 27.

Bird sanctuary recognized as Ramsar site

Bird sanctuary recognized as Ramsar site

The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap held a forum on national conservation on May 21-22, coinciding with its reception of a certificate recognizing Tram Chim (bird sanctuary) National Park as a Ramsar site of Wetlands of International Importance.