Over the last few weeks we have seen a huge influx in wild animals in need of help particularly primates. Since the 1st of March we have rescued 33 animals, most of which are not release candidates so will require life-long care at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre.
Earlier today we received another very young long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) named Boon Ma. The people that brought him in had kept him for two weeks after finding him clinging to his dead mother at the side of a busy road in Phetchaburi. We were told that they had attempted to introduce little Boon Ma to another adult female in the wild macaque troop but this did not work, after a day they had to recapture him for his own safety.
Both the WFFT Quarantine Facility and Wildlife Hospital are both full with recently rescued animals. We are currently having to turn non-emergency cases away as we literally do not have room to house anymore animals. We are planning to construct some enclosures in the coming weeks to accommodate this high increase in animals in need. To help us please donate at https://www.wfft.org/donate/. Please specify that it is for the WFFT Wild Animal Enclosure Fund, any donors giving $1000.00 USD or over will get a special sponsor plaque on the new enclosures.
When Boon Ma was brought into the WFFT Wildlife Hospital, Pearl another recently rescued infant was outside being fed by vet nurse Gift. Boon Ma was a little stressed so we showed him Pearl, this calmed him down a little. They will be formally introduced once he has settled in. We estimate that little Boon Ma is around 6 weeks old. He is in good spirits, climbing around and is eating/drinking well. He will spend some time under the close observation of the WFFT Vet Team before being introduced to some other infant macaques that have recently been rescued. Updates will follow…