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Pig-tailed Macaque on a motorbike…

An old female pig-tailed macaque was brought in at the rescue center early on a morning on the back of a motor-bike. Staff and volunteers could not believe their eyes when this motor-bike pulled up with a small cage on the back containing the macaque which was obviously distressed. The…

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Loris injuries rising with an alarming rate!

Although the year 2006 has not ended yet we can already say that this year has been a busy year with the treatment and intake of many animals. The increase however in amount of Loris (Nycticebus Cougang and Nycticebus Pygmeus) cases has been more than 100% in this year. Currently…

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Hot news!

After a fight of almost 4 years we will soon finally send back the first batch of orangutans from Thailand to Indonesia. The struggle to help these poor animals from the illegal wildlife trade has taken its toll. After so many years and even more trouble we can hardly believe…

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Stump tailed Macaques get large field to live in

It’s been a very exciting week at the centre following the completion of a large new enclosure for our stump tailed macaques. Although the 9 macaques had been living in adequate enclosures for the past 3 years, the new 1000 square meter enclosure provides an environment that is as close…

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Orangutans go home to Indonesia

Vietnam orangutan Repatriation Within two weeks, all documents had been signed and the movement approved.  On the day of transportation, the orangutans were given a good morning meal and then quickly moved into the moving cage together before being transported to the government vet station for a final signing of…

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Loris rescued after being stuck to trap for days

A call was received from the Royal Project in Hua-hin about an injured slow loris that had been brought in. The loris had been stuck to a trap and was severely injured, it was in urgent need of treatment. Her right forearm had been badly injured and with the bones…

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Monkeys run over on highway, monkey business at Petchaburi

February 2006, a long-tailed macaque was brought to our clinic from the national park with severe injuries to three of four limbs.  It is suspected some animals had been dumped in Kaengkrachan, an area long-tailed macaques are not known to populate prior to the finding of this monkey and others…

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Six gibbons move to an island thanks to the IPPL

The IPPL island from a safe distance... After living for a few years in (nice and large) enclosures at the Wildlife Friends Rescue Center six gibbons are now living on the 8th island of the center. This island measures over 2,000 square meters and has many trees and enrichments for…

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10 Gibbons and 1 Langur rescued!

The wildlife center rescue team had been called sometime ago to rescue a group of gibbons and a langur from a failed resort development outside of Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) province north east of Bangkok. With the coming of the recent rain and movement of several pairs of gibbons to the…

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Two more gibbons rescued

A male gibbon living at a temple in Bangsaphan, 200 Kms south of the center was loose for over a week and had attacked a few villagers, stealing their food. When local police tried to catch the gibbon to return it to the tree it was living on (chained) it…

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Bandit – A new addition to our center

A new addition to our center in September 2005 was Bandit, a 10 month old Long Tailed Macaque.  Bandit had been observed three months ago by our vet and some volunteers at the Kao Wang Mountain (otherwise known as Monkey Mountain) in the city of Petchaburi.  At that stage, she…

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Jup Jang – electrocuted gibbon

Not all our stories are happy and unfortunately, Jup Jang arrived with a sad story and a sadder result. Jup Jang had been brought to the WRC after being found badly injured and burnt by the side of a road in Bangkok.  Her injuries were treated for a couple of…

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Thai TV Gameshow – 50:50

All serious workers need to let their hair down once in a while and so it was with us that Edwin decided after an invite, we should appear on a Thai game show called “50:50”. The show should be airing on Channel 5 on October 18, 7pm, and while we…

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Sri Nuan’s Progress

After twelve days of illness, we are pleased to announce that Sri Nuan, one of our female pig-tailed macaques, is recovering her strength and progressing better than we had hoped for! Those who know her story will be very pleased to know that she is now able to feed herself,…

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