Recently we visited Cat Tien national park to work on our new unit Green Dragons. I wrote this blog post to write about the time I had in Cat Tien!
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I thought the night hike was fascinating because before we started walking, I thought it was going to be really dark and scary but I could see pretty well. The hike was very fun but peaceful at the same time. I also really liked the night safari because we saw tons of animals such as, Deer families, Reindeer, Jack Rabbits, and we even a porcupine crossing the road. The ride was cool ( the cold kind of cool ), and when ever we looked up we saw the beautiful night sky and the bright stars. I think we would of spotted lots more animals if the students could use their flashlights, because the guide missed a lot of animals.
Ben is surprised about how the bears acted!
I learned a lot during the trip, but the most interesting thing was that female Golden Cheek Gibbons are golden and males are black. Actually, all Golden Cheek Gibbons are born golden but then at 2 years old they turn black. Then at 5 years old which is the age they are considered adults, the females turn back to golden but the males stay black. I bet you didn’t know that!
Ben taking pictures of the gibbons!
Cat Tien wasn’t very hard it was just fun, well most of it was fun. I think the hardest part was actually arriving and leaving it. When we left on the bus, my friends and I were all very tired but apparently the others weren’t, because they were really loud and hyper. We tried to sleep but we just couldn’t well, all but Ben, Ben slept perfectly fine throughout the ride. I would of died of boredom and exhaustion but luckily, Mr. Hale a teacher on the bus decided to play trivia, boys versus girls. It was pretty fun, at least for the boys because we destroyed the girls a million to thirty. I also learned plenty of facts during the trivia.
This is sleepy Ben! ( He’s not sleeping right now )
I think if we had more time for Cat Tien, I think we should have a bit more time in our cabins to hangout with friends and we should also have more time with animals, because we had a lot of time in the nature but not so much time with actual animals. I also think we should also have some contact with animals because we only got to observe the Moon Bears and Gibbons.
Last picture of BEN!!!