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Samui Snake Rescues for November

WFFT's partner, Samui Snake and Wildlife Rescue, had a very busy November. They rescued 15 snakes, 4 tokays, 2 birds, and 2 sugar gliders. Great job, Phil!   The king cobra rescue was featured on the news as well. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/hKSef7sTQAg

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Release of Temple Turtles

About a month ago we rescued over 60 turtles from deplorable conditions at a temple. They spent this time rehabilitating in our new enclosures with fresh food, water, and shelter. 27 (Black Marsh, Giant Asian Pond, Mountain Hinged, Box, and Snail Eating) vulnerable and endangered turtles were released this week…

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UPDATE — The Temple Turtles

Last week we rescued numerous turtles from a temple in Rayong, see the rescue story here https://bit.ly/2nFimsp. They had been dumped at the temple over a period of years, sadly their living conditions were terrible, with green stagnant water, nothing to hide under and a diet of boiled rice. These…

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11 Giant Asian Pond Turtles Go Back To The Wild

Like tortoises, turtles arrive at WFFT for various reasons: rescued from the meat or pet trade, unwanted pets , caught on fishermen's hooks, injured or simply found crossing the road. As population growth increases and habitats destroyed to house and feed them there is an inevitable increase in human animal…

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Celine gets a new Home!

Recently a human rescue team from Phetchaburi contacted the WFFT rescue team about an Iguana they had to take off someone’s hands.This Female Adult of 4 or maybe 5 years old, who’s been called Celine was previously kept as a pet. Iguanas have became very popular as pets. They are…

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Life of Bryan…

Yesterday morning some local people brought a very badly injured Burmese Python (Python Bivittatus) to the WFFT Wildlife Hospital for urgent veterinary treatment. The python in question was found by the side of a road with a huge laceration along his body, some of his organs were exposed. They caught…

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UPDATE — Indian Star Tortoises

Remember the Indian star tortoises (Geochelone elegans) dumped at the temple a few weeks ago? (see full story here: https://www.wfft.org/reptiles/endangered-star-tortoises-dumped-at-a-temple/) Have a look their new temporary home and the care they are receiving by the staff at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. We are closely monitoring their health, once they…

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Endangered Elongated Tortoises Saved

A few days ago two endangered elongated tortoises (Indotestudo elongata), a female and a male were brought into the WFFT Wildlife Rescue by a concerned local who bought them from a person who found them in the forest and wanted to eat them. After a health check, they were taken…

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Endangered Star Tortoises Dumped at a Temple

A few days ago the WFFT Rescue Team headed north to Bangkok to check on a report from a monk who had found a box full of tortoises dumped at a temple. Upon arrival the team found 20 rather small infant Indian star tortoises (Geochelone elegans). We were told that…

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Large Shipment Reptiles Seized in Laos

ກະລຸນນາກົດອ່ານພາສາລາວຂ້າງລຸ່ມ Earlier this week the Laos Wildlife Rescue Centre received call for help from the Laos Government regarding a large confiscation of animals at the Thai-Laos border. A man had tried to smuggle 70 juvenile reptiles of various species into Laos over the Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge, which crosses over the…

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Nagini Returns to the Wild

After 2 days in a recovery cage at the WFFT Wildlife being monitored by the WFFT Vet Team, Nagini, the biggest reticulated python we ever hosted at the center, has been returned back to the wild. Yesterday the vet team headed out to a protected forest area, where Nagini was…

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Is this the Biggest Snake you have ever seen…

Meet ‘Nagini’ the reticulated python (Python reticulatus) that was brought into the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre yesterday afternoon. She had been rescued by a kind concerned local who had stopped his neighbour from killing her after she had ‘stolen’ some of his livestock. The WFFT Vet Team open the bag…

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