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The Release of 13 Endangered Freshwater Turtles

Last week (on the 31st of August 2017) 13 of our rescued turtles returned back to the wild. We successfully released 8 Southeast Asian box turtles (Cuora amboinensis), a Malayan snail-eating turtle (Malayemys macrocephala), and 4 giant Asian pond turtles (Heosemys grandis). Each of these species are classified as Vulnerable…

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20 Endangered Elongated Tortoises Return Home

Yesterday we said goodbye to 20 endangered elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) as we released back to the wildt a a secret location within a protected area. They were all rescued from various circumstances over the last year. As we are in the rainy season, food sources are abundant, so they…

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Indian Star Tortoises Arrive at WFFT

Meet Shani and Devi, two young Indian star tortoises (Geochelone elegans). They were bought from a market and kept as pets for the first year of their lives. The owner had to move away and could no longer care for them so contacted us for help. They arrived at WFFT…

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Ex-pet African Spurred Tortoises Arrive

Meet ‘Beatrice’ and ‘Ailsa’ the African spurred tortoises (Centrochelys sulcata), the third-largest species of tortoise in the world. They were rescued by a concerned citizen as infants almost 20 years ago from a Chinese food market in North East Thailand. Now at approximately 20 years old they are still young,…

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Endangered Indian Star Tortoise Arrives at WFFT

Another victim of the international illegal pet trade has been brought into the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre, meet ‘Tess’ the Indian star tortoise (Geochelone elegans). The people that purchased Tess from a pet shop were unaware of which species she was, and how endangered they are, with international laws to…

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Endangered Elongated Tortoises Rescued

Last week three endangered elongated Tortoise tortoises (Indotestudo elongata) were brought into the WFFT Wildlife Rescue by a concerned local who had ‘found’ them close to his home in area populated by many people, he feared that someone would catch them and eat them. All three little tortoises seem in…

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Eric the Elongated Tortoise Rescued

A few days ago a large male elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongate) was brought into the WFFT Wildlife Hospital after being found in a garden within a heavily population urban area close to WFFT.   The elongated tortoise is listed as Endangered (EN) by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species,…

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Siamese Crocodile Rescued

A few days ago we received a call from a lady who had a rather dangerous unwanted pet, a 3-year-old Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis), the WFFT Rescue Team headed out to investigate. The lady who had the crocodile told us that it was given to her son 3 years ago…

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Asiatic Soft Shell Turtle Rescued

Meet ‘Dobby’ the Southeast Asian soft-shell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea) who was rescued a few days ago. We received a call from a concerned local who had found him making his way through her garden within a busy urban area in Hua Hin. The concerned local picked him up and placed…

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Burmese Python Returns to the Forest

The Burmese python (Python bivittatus) that was found in a road not too far from the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre last week has been released into a protected area not to far from WFFT. He spent just over a week in our care to ensure he was eating properly and…

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10 Freshwater Turtles Return Back to the Wild.

Today we released 10 freshwater turtles that have spent some time at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue after being rescued due to varying circumstances. Concerned members of the public often bring turtles to us after finding them in a road or in their gardens. After being given the all clear by…

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A reticulated python returns to the forest.

A few days ago a large reticulated python (Python reticulatus) was found in the Gibbon Rehabilitation Forest at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. For his own safety and for the safety of the animals in our care we made the decision to re-locate this beautiful snake to a more suitable…

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