This is how much produce it takes to feed 600+ animals every 4 days! We buy human grade fruits and greens from a local farmer's market and provide a diverse range of flavors and balanced diets to all in our care. Check out our volunteers unloading the foodtruck! https://youtu.be/leXhb2E9P4A
This week's highlights include a rescued baby macaque, the merging of two juvenile macaque troops, oral surgery on a porcupine, new enclosures for very rare aquatic turtles, and finally...elephant yoga! https://youtu.be/TPCE0EEAB4I
Highlights of this week feature gibbons, elephants, boars, a loris, a juvenile macaque, and domestic animals. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRQapO8haww&feature=youtu.be
Live a wild life! We are in need of wildlife volunteers for the next few months so please come out, give us a hand, and tell your friends about us! https://youtu.be/5FhKZJQK9IQ
We are eternally grateful to our many dedicated volunteers who help us keep WFFT running smoothly. Check out our volunteers clearing a large bear enclosure, usually home to 6 sun and 2 Asiatic black bears. Our enrichment team also set up a new hammock for them. We had a good…
We are trialing a new way to show you WFFT stories. In this weekly video you will find elephant and orangutan updates, cute babies, rescues, a release, and several surgeries at our wildlife hospital. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJwHR1tjmEc
Here’s a very cute demonstration of the basic differences between monkeys and apes! No apes have tails while most monkeys do. Apes also tend to swing from branch to branch while monkeys tend to jump and run along them. Mee Na is a 6 month old white handed gibbon and…
It was raining long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in the hospital this week! Our first patient, Auan, arrived 2 months ago after being hit by a car. Although no breaks or dislocations were found, his radiographs revealed four old bullets lodged in his spine, thigh, ankle, and arm. His right leg…
These two freshwater pig-nosed turtles (aka fly river turtles) are leathery with wing-like flippers and a pig nose! They used to live in a small garden pond in central Bangkok on a diet of dog food and lettuce. Having recently reached maturity at 16 years of age, they have begun…
About a month ago we rescued over 60 turtles from deplorable conditions at a temple. They spent this time rehabilitating in our new enclosures with fresh food, water, and shelter. 27 (Black Marsh, Giant Asian Pond, Mountain Hinged, Box, and Snail Eating) vulnerable and endangered turtles were released this week…
The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) is a registered foundation under Thai law, Foundation No: T271/2545.
- Rescue maltreated and/or neglected wild animals
- Provide sanctuary for sick and disabled animals
- Rehabilitate and Release where possible and care for those who are unable to be returned to the wild
- Educate people, particularly children, to stop cruelty to animals
- Campaign against illegal trade in wild animals, discourage use of animals for entertainment
- Prevent hunting and promote conservation of all natural resources, fauna and flora alike.
- Cooperate with and assist Royal Forestry Department and other organizations with the rescue and conservation of wild animals.
Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand operate several projects; Willdlife Rescue Centre, Elephant Refuge and Education Centre, Wildlife Hospital, Forest Restoration and Conservation, Gibbon Release and Rehabilitation, Wildlife Tourism Campaign, Street Elephant Campaign and Volunteer Opportunities and education facilities in Thailand and Laos.
The Wildlife Rescue Centre is built on temple land; the abbot of the Kao Look Chang temple has generously given us a huge plot of forest for the animals to live in.