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To the rescue of Kaew Petch the elephant!

Another elephant retires from work forever! Kaew Petch is a 50 years old elephant who has worked in the tourism trade since the 1980's. She was found by us in a elephant tourism camp, suffering from severe skin infections caused by a fungus on over 60% of her body. Kaew…

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Chained elephant killed

No need to kill a chained captive elephant (We are putting this story up as it has not been in the news, for our record on elephant incidents and accidents in Thailand) On April 3rd, 2014 villagers in Sabayoi, Songkla, Southern Thailand, were alarmed by the screams of a mahout…

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More space for elephants at WFFT

Elephants getting their forest back! Land that once was their forest became pine-apple fields. This will be now given back the the elephants of Thailand! We have been fundraising for more land and to rescue more elephants, we are far from their yet but have started to prepare one new…

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Wild elephant hit by speeding car

A sad day for people and elephants in Thailand Five persons were killed and four others injured in a car and truck crash with a wild elephant on the road from Ban Bung to Klaeng district of Rayong this morning. The accident happened on Highway 344 from Ban Bung to…

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Opening Ceremony WFFT Elephant Wild Enclosure

Elephants getting their own forest! Our Elephant Wild Enclosure has been officially opened; 5 hectares of forest for our rescued elephants to freely roam in. The main donors from Australia; Joan Pearson & Friends, who helped to make this all happen, were present at the ceremony. The monks of the…

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March for elephants Bangkok!

STOP THE IVORY TRADE NOW! On Friday the 4th of October 2013 the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) co-organized the “March for Elephants” in Bangkok with the Elephant Nature Park (ENP), Thai Animal Guardians (Thaiaga) and the Animal Activist Alliance of Thailand (AAA). The march called for a complete ban…

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Enrichments and fun for Kan Kloey!

Kan kloey, a young boy becoming a little man Lately our volunteers have been making more enrichments for the elephants, and especially for the young bull "Kan Kloey" who has been living at WFFT for several years now. Kan kloey loves to play with grass, bamboo and wooden enrichments, but…

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Another wild elephant electrocuted

Another victim of encroachment and ignorance A wild elephant of about 7-8 years of age in Phetchaburi's Kaeng Krachan National Park was fatally electrocuted by a 220-voltage electric fence yesterday set up by an oil palm plantation's owner. The poor elephant was found early in the morning of June 13th.…

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EVIDENCE! Wild elephant caught for tourist camp

See a wild elephant photographed just after capture from the wild by elephant traffickers We are getting ready to publish a story on the trade in wild elephants for the tourism industry, what happens to them once captured and their fate and future. We will be able to show you…

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Male elephant killed at Pattaya elephant camp

  From the "Bangkok post" Tourists and staff at an elephant centre in Chon Buri ran for their lives on Thursday morning as two male tuskers fought over a female, and the old one was killed by the younger one, ASTV Manager newspaper reported. Authorities called to Khao Chi Chan…

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June’s departure…

June decision to follow her buddy Bua Ngun A week after the sad news of Bua Ngun passing away we have again bad news, as we already expected last week. June, the close friend of Bua Ngun has passed away last night in the forest of WFFT and the Kao…

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Elephants for tourism; THE DAMAGE DONE

  The story of "Kanchana" a wild elephant caught and killed for tourism all photos on this page COPYRIGHT WFFT "in memory of Kanchana and those never stood a chance" The story of Kanchana, a wild elephant poached from the wild, captured and tortured destined to entertain foreign tourists to…

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Another elephant found dead in Kaengkrachan National Park!

Headless body of elephant found in Kaeng Krachan park The Nation April 10, 2013 Another wild elephant has been slaughtered in Phetchaburi's Kaeng Krachan National Park, apparently by poachers after its ivory, deputy chief of the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department Theerapat Prayurasiddhi said yesterday. Theerapat said that…

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Bua Ngun passes away

At almost 70 year of age Bua leaves our world Bua Ngun arrived at WFFT in November 2009 in a poor condition. After WFFT received a complaint about an old female elephant chained up in Burirum province in Thailand, Edwin traveled up to this location to find an old elephant…

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