To us, they are magical primates, whose story we want to share with you. In Vietnam, 12 species of leaf-eating monkeys are have been recognized, spreading from the North to the South. They are in three genera, Pygathrix, the Douc Langurs, Rhinopithecus, the Snub-Nosed Monkeys and Trachypithecus, or Crested Langurs.
Can you have a pet monkey in Vietnam?
Possession of a macaque of any species is illegal in Vietnam unless a permit has been granted by the Forest Protection Department (FPD), whose remit includes enforcement of the legislation. Such permits are rarely granted and cannot be legally granted for the purposes of pet ownership.
Where do monkeys live in Vietnam?
Yes, Vietnam does have monkeys. You will find monkeys in Cuc Phung national park, Yok Don national park, Phong Nha national park and there are more places.
What kind of big cats are in Vietnam?
The large forests are home to various large cats including tigers, leopards and snow leopards.
Why monkeys are bad pets?
Monkeys can carry parasites and zoonotic diseases that are dangerous to humans. They may seem to be in perfect health, but when they inevitably bite or scratch you, you may end up with a variety of health issues passed to you from your monkey that were dormant in the monkey’s system.
Do pet monkeys stink?
In addition to being a pet that has involved care, they are also said to have a smell that is several times stronger than a skunk and can be detected up to 164 feet away in the wild. Those connections don’t exist in primates and most other animals—explaining why monkeys can’t dance.
What is the friendliest type of monkey?
Bonobos, Nicest Primates on the Planet, Make Humans Look Like Monsters. “You want to be nice to someone who’s going to be important for you.”
What is the most common animal in Vietnam?
Water Buffalo – the water buffalo is the national animal of Vietnam and can be seen in nearly any rural area. Burmese Python – this shy, nonvenomous snake is found throughout Vietnam but primarily near water sources. They are often kept as pets.
Are there alligators in Vietnam?
There are no alligators in Vietnam. However, there are saltwater crocodiles, which many people confuse for gators on account of their lean body and scale patterns.