|Lush and green: The Sài Gòn Zoo and Botanical Gardens at Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm Street in HCM City’s District 1. – VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A Botanical-Animal Museum has opened at the Sài Gòn Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Sài Gòn Zoo) in HCM City.
The museum covers an area of 530 square metres inside the Sài Gòn Zoo at Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm Street in District 1.
It displays many specimens of botanicals and animals, including more than 350 specimens of 140 rare botanical species and 170 animal species.
Many kinds of rare and endangered animals are on display, such as Indochinese tigers, white rhinoceroses, pheasants, pelicans, leopards and gaurs.
On the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, the museum will introduce two Bengal tigers, a family of African spotted hyenas, two South American camels, and an eight-month-old hippo infant weighing over 150kg.
The Sài Gòn Zoo features more than 1,100 animals from over 120 species and several thousand plants, including many endangered species listed in Việt Nam’s Red Book and the World Red Book. — VNS