Vietnam is home to many plants and animals. Its subtropical climate, with lots of water, is an ideal habitat for thousands of species. Wild animals include: water buffalo, crocodiles, many types of snakes, monkeys, wild boars, otters, tigers, panthers, hundreds of species of fish and birds and insects, and many other animals. Domestic animals are also common. Some are: cattle, pigs, water buffalo, chickens, ducks, and dogs. There are countless numbers of jungle trees, bushes, flowers, low lying plants, mosses, vines, ferns, and any other type of plant. Some plants are extremely beautiful, while others are ugly. Some are useful, some are harmful, and some just get in the way. Plants grown as a crop are rice, fruit trees, rubber trees, the plants used to make tee and coffee, sugarcane, vegetables, and more.
Vietnam's ecosystem is delicately balanced between all the plants, animals, and humans. Many plants are not useful to us humans, but they may be useful to the many animals that inhabit the land as well. Some of the jungles have been destroyed by war, and other parts get cut down for lumber, or burned to clear space for agriculture.