Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station

I went on the 8th graders' field trip to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station yesterday. What a fabulous day trip!

Below is an introductory paragraph about the rescue station from the website (link above):

"The Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station rescues animals that are confiscated from the illegal animal trade in Ho Chi Minh City or other surrounding provinces. This is the fist multi-species rescue station in the South of Vietnam that can take care of many endangered wild species. After the animals have recovered and have been rehabilitated, they are returned back to the wild."

All students are able to visit free of charge... they want to encourage visitors and raise public awareness about protecting Vietnam's wildlife - I think that's great!

Bus #4 was the place to be!  :P

Arriving at the rescue center.

Ms. Elizabeth and I with some of the girls.  :)

Giant lizard.

This big guy was awesome.

This is Annie. She's pretty cute! She stayed at the front of her cage checking out all of us the entire time we were standing there... and then began swinging around her cage and playing.

Ngoc is the baby monkey! She basically stole all of our hearts... 

Ms. Elizabeth cooing to baby Ngoc.  :)

A snake that had apparently JUST shed its skin!

The otters were hilarious. I never knew they made so much NOISE! ...Like a shrieking noise.

The baby otters were in another section and all went for a swim...

Double hornbills!

Many students bought WAR bracelets... "Wildlife At Risk"

AIS 8th grade students!

Ms. Elizabeth and her COOL hat!

Before heading back to school we went to a beautiful restaurant for lunch...

Love this one of Annie and Tina  :)

Everyone at lunch

Beautiful lotus.  :)

And then we got on the bus to head back to school!

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