Last Tuesday we went on a field trip-ish sleepover to Cat Tien National Park. We stayed there for 2 nights and 3 days. We went there to learn about sustainability and how Cat Tien is sustainable. I think Cat Tien is really sustainable because they have lots of plants and they help endangered species (like the Golden Cheeked Gibbon, the Black Shanked Douc, the Pigmy Slow Loris, the Silvered Langur, Moon Bears, and other species).
(This is how my room looked like)
3 things I liked most about being in Cat Tien was the bonfire, the moon bears and the gibbon sounds.
I liked the bonfires because we were able to roast marshmallows and make them all melty and smooshy. I tasted so good!!!!
I also liked the Moon bear center. We smeared peanut butter onto trees and hid fruits in round tube like things. Then we would let the bears out and watch how they climbed, used their claws and teeth to take out all the food. And also while we were interviewing our expert, the bears started growling. It was really loud! We thought that the peanut butter was so good that they had to fight over it.
The last thing I want to remember is the morning hike and the gibbon sounds. On the morning after our first stop, my roommate and I went on the morning hike at 5:40. There was supposed to be a sunrise but we were a bit late for that. Anyway, we went on the hike, walked for about 15 minutes and got to a little open space. There, we sat down and listened for a while. First, it was so mesmerizing that I thought they were birds! But then I started to notice that they were not birds, they were Gibbons! It was so interesting. There were so many different types of sounds and it was SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!
SUSTAINABILITY IN CAT TIEN
I think Cat Tien is really sustainable because it saves nature and keeps nature clean, and it also keeps endangered species safe so that they won’t become extinct. Also, I think Cat Tien is really sustainable because they don’t have many buildings so they don’t have to harm a lot of the environment.
Overall, Cat Tien was really fun. As I said, I liked the 3 favourite things the most, but everything was really fun. The bathroom in my room could have been a bit better because the toilet and the shower were in 1 room and there was no bathtub and there was no gap between the shower and the toilet so when we showered, the floor under the toilet would get wet too. But I really like Cat Tien! I wouldn’t mind going there again.