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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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Her sad eyes speak more than words……

Let us introduce you to ‘Jub Jib’ the 15 year-old white-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar) who arrived at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre yesterday. Just over 15 years ago Jub Jib was living with her family high in the tree canopy in Thailand’s biggest national park, Kaeng Krachan, which is part…

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One Big Move for 7 Special Little Monkeys

The 7 youngest members of our primate family here at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre have just progressed to a large open top field environment. These little orphans have all had a rather distressing start to life, three of them are missing limbs, now they can start to be little…

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Rescued — Electrocution Victim

A few days ago we received a call from some concerned locals that had found a male long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) next to a busy road, he had been electrocuted and had fallen to the ground. The team headed out to help this monkey, he was taken straight back to…

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Monkey Madness, as 17 Macaques get a New Home

Here at WFFT we continuously strive to create wonderful habitats for our rescued inhabitants. This week the construction of a new open top macaque field was completed allowing us to start to relocate some of our long-term resident macaque troops around, creating new exciting enriching environments for them. The ‘Baby…

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Mad Max gets a New Home

Mischievous Max has been with us since September last year after being rescued at only a few months old. Last week we started making a new larger home, as he grows into adulthood he will require a lot more space and less close care from the WFFT Team. We have…

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Bandit’s Troop is on the Move

Five very special long-term residents get a new home. Rescued macaques Mocha, Ta Phet, Bandit, Jimmy and Jupiter, have all just moved into a newly refurbished habitat. These orphans all have their own remarkable stories as to why they were rescued, although Bandit is probably the most well known macaque…

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Update — Macaque Field Refurbishments

Over the last month or so members of the WFFT Staff and Volunteer Teams have been working very hard upgrading and refurbishing the large open-top macaque fields at WFFT’s Project 1 site. We have been creating more space for our macaques and enriching the lives of the long-term residents at…

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Rescued – A Tiny Baby Macaque Arrives at WFFT

Meet ‘Mongkood’ (English: Crown) the very small infant northern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonina). He was rescued 2 days ago after being kept as a pet for a very short period of time. We estimate that this little one is no older than 2 months. Sadly, he will have been poached…

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