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Release and Rescue

WFFT had an action packed Saturday morning with a release and surprise emergency rescue! Some concerned locals found Salee the samba deer alone in the forest and brought her to their home in Hua Hin. After a week of caring for her, she was surrendered to WFFT. What people often…

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The Release of 13 Endangered Freshwater Turtles

Last week (on the 31st of August 2017) 13 of our rescued turtles returned back to the wild. We successfully released 8 Southeast Asian box turtles (Cuora amboinensis), a Malayan snail-eating turtle (Malayemys macrocephala), and 4 giant Asian pond turtles (Heosemys grandis). Each of these species are classified as Vulnerable…

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WFFT Welcomes Charlie the Otter

A few days ago we welcomed a new resident ‘Charlie’ a 5-month old oriental small-clawed otter (Amblonyx Cinereus). A lady brought him to the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre as an unwanted pet. Charlie’s mom, who was also kept as a pet, was mauled and killed by a domestic dog. Although…

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Potto the Otter Arrives

Last week we received a telephone call from a man who had been keeping an otter as a pet for one year after purchasing it from a Facebook page, he had decided that he wanted a better life for the otter where it could be with its own species. The…

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Rescued — Otter Pup

Meet ‘Jump’ the female oriental small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) who was brought in a few days ago by some people that claimed they found her in a Bangkok suburb. We were told they found her running near a busy road ‘shouting’ for help (otters scream very loud when they are…

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What a day for Little Jay, the Otter Pup

This little bundle of joy is ‘Jay’ an oriental small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) pup that we received a call about a few days ago. The person that was keeping had acquired him a few days prior to contacting us from a friend as an unwanted pet. The team headed out…

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Dobby Goes Home

Remember Dobby the Asiatic softshell turtle..? He came to WFFT a month ago after being found in someones garden. He has spent a month at the WFFT Wildlife Hospital getting ready to head back to the wild. Two days ago he did just that, he was taken to protected lake…

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Dive rescue unit equipped by WFFT

Helping people and animals WFFT has donated a large part of our dive equipment to the Cha-am and Huahin rescue team foundation, as they were in urgent need for equipment for marine rescues. This foundation does not rescue marine mammals as WFFT does, but instead rescue people from accidents in…

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The Cove – Ric O’Barry in Bangkok

Ric O’Barry, Mark Berman and Edwin Wiek talk about the dolphin trade at FCCT Bangkok Environmentalists have warned the Thai government that newly proposed dolphinariums, including the Pattaya Dolphin World and Safari World, featuring dolphins caught in the wild, threaten both the health of wild dolphin populations and Thailand’s reputation…

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Dolphin confiscation and rescue on Samui!

A wild caught rare pink dolphin (Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin) that was kept in a small swimming pool (left) for over three months at a resort on the island of Samui in Southern Thailand was successfully released back into the Gulf of Thailand with help from the Marine Research & Rescue…

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Tsunami dolphin released back to the seas!

A little bit of good news in bad times   After the December 2004 Tsunami, which struck the Souther Coast of Thailand, the Wildlife Friends of Thailand / Marine Research & Rescue Project went to the rescue of the animals in the damaged areas...   One successful rescue that received…

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