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Da Nang to start primate tours

Update: June, 12/2015 - 08:59

DA NANG (VNS) — The Management of Son Tra Peninsula and Tourism Beaches in Da Nang and the Son Tra Forest Protection Division are carrying out a survey to start tours of the peninsula to shoot pictures of gray-shanked douc langurs starting early next month.

The tour will be between 4am and 4 pm when the monkeys often forage for food round Tien Sa Road. The gray-shanked douc langur is one of the world's 25 most endangered primates and also among the most strikingly coloured.

To go on a tour, people have to follow certain rules like wearing sport shoes to reduce noise when walking nearly 2km along Tien Sa Road to look for the animal and having a camera with a telephoto lens to ensure a minimum distance from the animals.

Son Tra has pristine natural sceneries with a blue sea and unexplored forests and a diversity of flora and fauna. — VNS

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