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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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Anna’s Story

Anna was a baby macaque who came to the rescue center on 29th June 2005 in a very poor state of health. Unfortunately, Anna was severely malnourished and this caused her head and hands to appear too large for her thin body. Anna began her life with owners in Bangkok,…

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White Cheeked Gibbon Rescued

The center has recently rescued Bong, a 14 year old white cheeked gibbon from Bangkok. Bong was solitary and had spent her life in  Bangkok. Although her owner was trying to take good care of her and obviously loved her, he felt that he should be handed over to the…

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Loris releases

Over the months of February till July of this year we received an unusual high number of pet Lorises from people, mostly from Bangkok. The keeping of a loris as pet is unfortunately still quite common although they are getting rarer in the wild due to the poaching, car accidents…

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Lopburi Monkeys need our help!

The Wildlife Friends of Thailand were contacted by a group of business people from Lopburi province, and the chief veterinarian of the now defunct Lopburi monkey hospital, with a cry for help for the macaques of Lopburi. A wild population of macaques now lives in the center of the city…

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Monkey Saved from Petchaburi Mountain

The centre was informed of a monkey living on Petchaburi Mountain. It became apparent that according to Petchaburi officials, the monkey had lived with a piece of wire around it’s neck for a year. Unfortunately, as this had not been reported and resolved earlier, the metal wire had begun to…

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Baby gibbon confiscated from the streets of Hua hin

We recently became aware of a group of men using wild animals including iguanas and a baby gibbon as photo animals to make money in the nearby resort of Hua Hin. Unfortunately the iguanas do not fall under the protection of Thai law as they are a non-native species. However…

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