Nam Cat Tien National Park

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 - 2:59 PM

 Location: The Cat Tien National Park located in the three provinces of Dong Nai, Lam Dong, and Binh Phuoc and approximately 150km from north-east of Ho Chi Minh City.

 Characteristic: Nam Cat Tien National Park is one of Vietnams most important and largest National Parks covered 74,000 Hectares of lowland forest and swamp and is home to various kinds of animals.

The park includes evergreen tropical and deciduous forest. Many kinds of species are found in Nam Cat Tien consisting of Dipterocarpaceae, Fabaceae and Lythraceae. 40% of the park comprises bamboo woodland, and the remaining 10% farmland, wetlands and grassland.

The fauna of the park is impressive. There are numerous birds and mammals live in the park such as Javan Rhinos (one of only two populations in the world), Asian Elephants, and Sun Bears. Gaur still persists in the area. Some accounts also list Indochinese Tigers, Leopards, Clouded Leopards, Dholes and Asiatic black bear. The park also holds hosts of smaller mammal species, including Yellow-cheeked Gibbons, Silvery Langurs, Crab-eating Macaques, Pygmy Slow Loris, as well as civets, mouse deer, and treeshrews. Sadly, banteng, kouprey, and Wild Asian Water Buffalo no longer occur in Cat Tien.

It also has impressive bird species such as: peafowl, Siamese fireback, endemic Germain's peacock-pheasant, endemic red-vented barbet, and blue rumped pittas, milky stork, grey-faced tit babbler, woodpeckers, and a wide variety of resident and migratory waterfowl.

Some species are highly threatened and they need potecting in order not to be trailed and killed by the hunters.