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More water birds released back to the wild

Purple swamp hens going home! Recently rescued from a private collection 7 "purple swamp hens" Porphyrio porphyrio were released back to their natural habitat in Petchburi province. We found the birds to be in excellent health and shy of people and ready to be released, not long after we found…

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“Donald” duck goes home!

Nearby wild population of lesser whistling ducks found The little "lesser whistling duck" Donald, we rescued last week was very lucky! A Thai staff-member of our foundation found a small group of its own species living wild nearby the rescue center and we quickly went to see the group and…

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Purple swamphen release

Two beautiful purple birds go home Purple swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio) are wetland birds that are found from South Asia to South-east Asia. In Thailand they have become quite rare as they live in wetlands that are now frequently developed into resort areas, shrimp farms and rice fields. Two of these…

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Owlet growing up before release

Asian barred owlet "Alice" getting ready to be released "Alice" is a very young Asian barred owlet, that was found under a tree by villagers. After taking in Alice into the care of the WFFT veterinary team she needed to be fed 24/7 to grow into a healthy bird of…

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Rescued hornbill released back to the wild

Billy the hornbill back to the forests! After a few years living as a pet there is a happy ending for Billy the hornbill. Billy is a (southern pied) hornbill that was recently rescued by WFFT as it was kept as a pet in Bangkok. He was kept for a…

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Cassowary rescue Huahin

  Cassowary After receiving a call about rescue of an Emu, the WFFT rescue team arrived in Hua Hin to find a very weak Cassowary. Cassowaries are the more colourful (and dangerous!) relatives of the emu. Well known in their native New Guinea and Australia for their aggressive nature and…

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