Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Centre
Lonely Planet review for Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Centre
Just a few kilometres down the road from the tunnels of Ben Dinh, this rescue centre is a welcome addition to the sites around Cu Chi. It’s a small centre dedicated to the protection of wildlife that has been confiscated from owners or illegal traders. Animals here include Asiatic black bear, otter, gibbon and even a leopard. The centre is expanding its enclosures to create more comfortable habitats and there is an informative display on the rather depressing state of wildlife in Vietnam, including the ‘room of death’ featuring a host of traps and baits. Donations welcome or purchase some of the merchandise on sale. It’s tough to navigate these back roads on your own, so talk to a travel agent about incorporating it into a Cu Chi Tunnels trip.