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Two Special Souls Saved in One Day

Yesterday two very special female macaques were rescued. Both had been kept as pets at separate locations in the city of Bangkok, their ‘owners’ had decided that they no longer wanted to care for them and had contacted WFFT for help. So yesterday the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Team headed to…

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Back to School!!!

A few days ago, the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Team received a phone call from a local primary school about a rogue male long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) sneaking around the children and stealing food. He spent most of the time in the tallest tree within the school grounds, this made his…

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Monkey Forest School with Mongkood the Macaque

Do you remember little Mongkood..? The infant Northern pig-tailed macaque who arrived at WFFT in March of this year. He is now approximately 16 months old, and in the very near future he will again meet his own species after a period of hand rearing by the WFFT Vet Team.…

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King and David are Enjoying their Bright New Life

Last week lots of you were heartened by the story of those 2 little guys: https://www.wfft.org/primates/sad-souls-empty-eyes/ We want to thank you all for your support and kind words! We are happy to share with you some good news. They are both doing amazing considering the hell they have been through!…

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Sad Souls, Empty Eyes

What happens when captive wild animals used in entertainment venues become aggressive towards their masters? The answer is often one filled with desolate bleakness. That was the case for these two endangered primates, until yesterday they were living in a human made hell. After spending the last decade locked away…

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Some Old Fogies get a Second Chance

WFFT rescues and rehabilitates 100’s of primates each year, many of them are able to return home back to the wild, but sadly for many, this is not the case. We often rescue macaques that have been kept as pets for years and years, in some instances spending decades alone,…

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An Unexpected Bond….a Macaque Befriends a Cat….

Jo Jo the rescued long-tailed macaque here at the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand Wildlife Rescue Centre has found himself a new best friend, in the form of Alan the stray domestic cat. Little Alan appeared in the newlands area a few weeks ago and has taken up residence in the…

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Rescued Macaque Chomsin Returns Home

After spending a little more than 2 weeks receiving medical care and treatment at the WFFT Wildlife Hospital, the rescued female long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) named 'Chomsin' has returned home. After being found almost dead by the side of a road only 2 weeks ago, with her unborn infant sadly…

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Garage Macaque Released from Chains

A few days ago the WFFT Rescue Team headed out to help this little guy, meet Tang Mo (Watermelon) the five-year-old long-tailed macaque (macaca fascicularis). Tang Mo was being kept at a petrol station in central Bangkok, confined to a chain this poor guy had nowhere to hide away from…

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Freedom for Nam Phet – Southern Pig-tailed Macaque

Yesterday the WFFT Rescue Team headed out to rescue a 3-year old Southern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina), Nam Phet. She had been bought as a very small baby 3 years ago, after her mother was killed, and kept as a pet. When she began to become aggressive she was locked…

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A Gibbon is Rescued – Meet ‘Abell’

Let us introduce you to ‘Abell’ a 6-year-old lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), another tragic victim of the illegal wildlife trade. She has been kept as a pet for most her 6 years on earth. Her mother slaughtered, she was then caught from the wild and illegally sold on to be…

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Emergency Rescue – Pregnant Macaque

Yesterday we received a telephone call from a concerned resident in Hua Hin, who had found a severely injured female long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) next to a garbage collection area at the side of a busy road. The WFFT Wildlife Rescue Team headed straight to try and save this monkey.…

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Rescued – Maisie the Electrocuted Macaque

Some of you may have seen the video of little Maisie the juvenile long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) that we rescued yesterday. Here is her rescue story and the photographs from her rescue, and the initial health check and veterinary treatment at the WFFT Wildlife Hospital. Yesterday morning, we received a…

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Mr. Big is Finally Freed from Chains

Yesterday we received a telephone call about a young male Northern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonina) that was being kept at a temple not far far away for the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. They had been keeping this macaque since he was a very small baby after he was dumped there as…

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