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Loris rescues at WFFT still hard work

Slow Loris and Pygmee Loris as pets in Thailand The only Loris rescue center in Thailand is run by WFFT. At our center we receive over a hundred lorises a year from all over the country and most are released back tot the wild within days, having small to medium…

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Three lorises rescued by NRECD

WFFT complaint leads to arrests and confiscations Law enforcement officers of the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division (NRECD) last night arrested two men for illegal possession of three lorises, which they were using as props to entice Phuket tourists to pay to have photographs taken with them against payment.…

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Gibbon rescue in Bangkok

WFFT mobile clinic This rescue was sponsored by IPPL / ARCUS IPPL The mobile wildlife clinic was again asked to help a gibbon kept as pet in Bangkok. The gibbon was kept for over 8 years in an enclosure in the back yard of a family in Bangkok and was…

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“Stumpy” should stay at WFFT !

Stumpy is the nickname of a long-tailed macaque we rescued several years ago from Bang Bon, near Bangkok. Stumpy was living in a swamp near the city and was brutally attacked by migrant workers who tried to catch him to be consumed. Stumpy escaped from the attackers, but unfortunately not…

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Baby Pig-tail Macaque Tee-Daa Settles In at WFFT

Tee-Daa is a baby Pig-tail Macaque who came to WFFT earlier this week, after being purchased by a lady at a market in Phuket. Feeling sorry for the macaque, who is around 10 weeks old, the lady purchased Tee-Daa for 1000 Thai baht (roughly £20/$35 US), and a few days…

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The “old ladies” getting a new spacious home!

Nobody cares for Macaques like we do Yesterday afternoon saw the relocation of several macaques into a brand new macaque field at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. Work began on the field around a month ago, and yesterday reached the stage where it was possible to allow macaques into the…

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Ting Tong’s Miracle

Ever since I was born I never believed in miracles, until 2001 when I founded the rescue center where I witnessed every now and then a small or even big miracle… This time I want to tell everyone about a miracle that happened in February 2008.Now lots of volunteers that…

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Pip the Baby Dusky Langur Arrives at WFFT

It seems that lately the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre has been inundated with baby wild animals, and yesterday was no exception! A four week old baby Dusky Langur was brought to the WFFT Wildlife Hospital, after her mother was shot and eaten by locals near Kaeng Krachan National Park. The…

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Trio of Rescued Lorises

During April, we’ve continued to see lorises arrive into the rescue centre from many different situations. The first, an adult male, arrived 1 night after being found at the side of the road. While he is under observation he is currently being homed in one of our new loris habitats…

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Four New Primates in April

We’ve made it into May with a continuous intake of new primates into the rescue centre proving that far from slowing down; the problem of monkeys and gibbons being taken from the wild is still ongoing. Nana, a black white-handed gibbon, arrived at the rescue centre at the beginning of…

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Stump-tailed Macaques living close to nature at WFFT

See how our stump tailed macaques live in a small forest of their own! This enclosure was financially sponsored by Anouk Starrenburg. With the latest macaque habitat (sponsored by Anouk Starrenburg from the Netherlands, as well as contributions from volunteers and the adoption scheme) we have now been able to…

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Langurs and macaques electrocuted, help!

The WFFT has received a lot of wildlife injured by power lines since the wildlife rescue center was founded in 2001. We have been able to rescue lots of wildlife such as loris, macaques, gibbons and macaques, sometimes able to save the animals life and sometimes we had to accept…

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Loris rescued again, when will the trade stop?

Within the first week of January 2008 the WFFT hotline was called several times asking for help in rescuing wild animals. Two cases that were brought to our attention concerned the hand-over of lorises (both pygmy loris and slow loris). In both cases it were lorises that were bought from…

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Raid on Koh Samui gibbons great success!

Will this be the end of exploitation of protected wildlife on Koh Samui? one of the arrested men signing the confession In a well prepared raid by the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division of the Royal Thai Police, headed by their commander Police Major-General Boonmee Somsuk, seven white handed…

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