Established in 2006, the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station rescues animals from the illegal animal trade in Ho Chi Minh City and the surrounding region in Vietnam. These animals, including gibbon, langur, bears, loris, wildcats, and some rare endangered species, are rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Other species benefiting from these rescue efforts include pangolin, cobras, turtles, and numerous types of birds.
Visitors to the rescue station can head to the multimedia display center to learn about the illegal wildlife trade, hunting, and the efforts being made to protect Vietnam's natural biodiversity. Travelers can also observe some of the animals currently in recovery or rehabilitation from a safe distance. A visit to the center is often combined with a trip to the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels.
A visit to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station must be arranged in advnace, as the staff prioritizes animal care. If you'd like to arrange a visit independently, get in touch with the Ho Chi Minh City Forest Protection Department (FPD).