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Chok Dee and Jele Update

Do you remember the rescues of Jele and Chok Dee early last month? They have both been slowly introduced to another one our elderly residents, Rung Thip, this little mini herd are getting along very well. We have now transferred them to a larger forested enclosure in the 'Midlands' area…

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This is one ‘Lucky’ elephant

Lucky the elephant arrived at WFFT's Elephant Refuge late last night. A full assessment of her health is currently underway including blood samples, which have already been taken today. During this time she will be quarantined at the WFFT Elephant Hospital, becoming our first ever patient. She is severely malnourished,…

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Thailand destroys confiscated ivory

THAI IVORY DESTROYED On Wednesday the 26th of August Thailand burned its confiscated ivory, that mostly originated from African elephants killed for this ivory in the last few years. This move by the authorities was a first positive step in the right direction of better enforcement to tackle the trade…

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Khan Kloey and Somboon move!

A safe haven for Khan Kloey Little boys get big they say when a child grows up... But for Khan Kloey, the only bull elephant at WFFT this surely is more than true. He is currently one of the tallest elephants here and at 10 years of age his first…

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Rith is released back to the wild!!!

A rescued elephant is back home! A wild elephant was found collapsed, dehydrated and extremely weak on June 21st in Pala U forest of Kaengkrachan National Park. This poor elephant, female and about 4-5 years of age was unable to stand up or eat. It was found she had eaten…

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Rescued elephant to be released back to the wild

Going home soon! The young wild elephant that has been under treatment for almost 2 months now is being made ready for release back to the wild on August 5th (coming wednesday). Today a captive elephant was used to take little "Rith" for a walk, so her health could be…

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Apple and Princess rescue!

No Pajaan for the baby ever, mother and daughter can be together as long as they want to... On Friday, July 24th staff and volunteers at WFFT welcomed Apple and Princess! Mother and daughter were rescued after a very generous donation by Joan and her friends (again!). We were informed…

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Wild elephants found dead at Pala-U forest

A sad sight at Kaengkrachan again July 15th, 2015 Three wild elephants were found dead on grassland bordering Kaengkrachan National Park’s Pala-U area. The three elephants were found lying down next to each other in the early morning of Wednesday the 15th of July, next to a small man made…

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Bull elephant enclosure almost finished at WFFT

A first in Indo-china! It will be only a few days until we finalise the bull elephant enclosure at WFFT in Thailand! After 5 months of construction Khan Kloey can soon move in with Somboon into a much larger, more natural and a lot safer enclosure for male elephants! Khan…

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Rescue of RUNGTHIP the elephant!

The WFFT elephant refuge today welcomed another member to it's family "Rungthip" Rungthip is a 55 year old elephant that has worked in the Thai elephant tourist trade for the last 25 years and did so in the last 3 years with severe arthritis, her both front legs being in…

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Welcome to La Ong Dao!

30 years of service of tourists and now retire! Our November 2014 elephant rescue is about "La Ong Dao", a 55 year old elephant that was rescued from an elephant camp in Pattaya, Thailand. La Ong Dao has worked in tourism for the last 30 years and her rescue was…

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Elephant rescue: Welcome to Daorueng!

  When the paths of two individuals of two different species cross....   Imagine this: You are an elephant working in the tourism industry for over 30 years, you have a bad leg, you are getting old and tired. Your owner however needs you for his income, his livelihood. Under…

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Boon Chuey settling in at WFFT

After years of hard labor now retired Remember "Boon Chuey", the elephant that was rescued 10 days ago from the elephant camp in Pattaya? (see photo) Well, Boon Chuey is doing well at WFFT now, after a long trip on the back of the truck she is now settling in…

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“Boon Chuey” retires from tourism

To the rescue and retirement of a gentle giant Boon Chuey is just over 50 years old and has ben working on the streets of Thailand and tourist elephant camps for several years. Yesterday was “her day” as she retired forever from the exploitation at the hands of tourists. Luckily…

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Elephant rescue and treatment program

WFFT spreads it's wings into elephant parks The mobile wildlife rescue team has started a new program to treat elephants around Thailand on the street and at tourist elephant camps on a frequent bases. Although WFFT in principal does not agree with the use of elephants in tourism we do…

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