This small zoo is near the entrance of the Binh Chaou hot mineral water springs, adjoining both the guest house and a tree shaded rest area. Some of the cages are relatively cool, but the binturong's metal fixture is decidedly hot. Collecting the binturong is illegal in Vietnam.
But perhaps the most worrying is that this zoo is being augmented with new cages and a menagerie-style sculpture, including an eagle cage in the form of a giant spider web.
1. Left, young crab-eating macaque Macaca fascicularis
in a single cage. Right, the same cage and behind it a
gigantic sculpture of a snake strangling a deer. Another,
larger, monkey cage had several more macaques.
2. A caged binturong, Arctitis binturong. A kind
of civet, the binturong is endangered in Vietnam.
3. A wide view of the zoo garden. At right
rear, workers are preparing another exhibit.
Giant snake and deer are entwined, left.
Prepared by Vern Weitzel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Australia Vietnam Science-Technology Link