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Volunteers Helping Create WFFT’s Newest Turtle Area

Following the WFFT biggest ever rescue operation (see the full story here: https://www.wfft.org/wildlife-general/breaking-news-105-animals-saved-part-1/ & https://www.wfft.org/wildlife-general/breaking-news-105-animals-saved-part-2/ ), more than 60 turtles needed a new temporary home at WFFT so they could be brought back to full health before returning back back to the wild. This new home provides them with a…

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BREAKING NEWS — Boon Dee is Free

Yesterday the WFFT Elephant Refuge welcomed another new soul to the herd. Boon Dee is half blind and has been rescued from a trekking camp in Pattaya. The rescue was made possible by the generous support of Joan Pearson who is again visiting WFFT from Australia. The difference with this…

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Happy International Orangutan Day!!

Happy International Orangutan Day! Here are some images of one of WFFT’s orangutan residents , Chico, enjoying a playful water moment in the new large open enclosure he is sharing with Maggie. This enclosure is a suitable environment for these very special intelligent great apes, and a constant source of…

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BREAKING NEWS — 105 Animals Saved (Part 2)

Having finally agreed to hand over the animals, after months of negotiations and changes of mind, the WFFT Rescue Team had to act as quickly as possible before the Abbot had another change of heart. The rescue team are well experienced in handling all the various species, but have never…

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BREAKING NEWS — 105 Animals Saved (Part 1)

On Tuesday the 16thof August 2018 the WFFT Rescue Team headed out on their biggest rescue operation yet. We had received numerous complaints from concerned members of the public regarding a variety of wild and domestic animals being held at temple in Rayong Province. A few weeks ago we visited…

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And the Orangutans Are Out!!!

Yesterday rescued orangutans Maggie and Chico spent their first morning out exploring their new special habitat here at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. Having spent the first two years of their lives at WFFT going on daily forest walks with surrogate father Shawn and his team this is an enormous…

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The Arrival of a Little Miracle…

Last week the WFFT Rescue Team headed out to assist a human rescue NGO in Phetchaburi with the rescue of a wild long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) who had been viciously attacked by street dogs. The team were saddened to find an elderly female macaque who was both blind and deaf,…

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Update On Temple Dogs

  • 5 August 2018
  • Dogs

On a recent trip to Cha-Am, the WFFT vet team made a detour to visit the temple dogs they treated a month ago for mange. There was a party at the temple so they couldn't spot all the dogs, but the ones they did see looked completely different. Can you…

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Yai, The Bear With A Sore Head

Recently, some swelling was found on the face of Yai, our Asiatic Black Bear. She was sedated and brought to the WFFT Wildlife Hospital to be examined and X-rayed. It was discovered that Yai had a fractured upper canine tooth that had become infected. This had caused a tooth root…

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Update – Long-tailed Macaque ‘Jeng’

Four weeks ago the WFFT Vet Team were called by Kasetsart University to help with a young female long-tailed macaque 'Jeng'. We were told she had been attacked by another macaque on the beach in Hua Hin and taken to the university for treatment. See more of the rescue story…

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What a Babe…

Yesterday, the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre gave refuge to a very special soul. We are indeed a 'Wildlife' Rescue Centre, although sometimes we are called to the aid of domestic animals. Meet Babe, a very special domestic piglet who touched our hearts when we heard of his plight. This young…

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Welcome to Schnibble the Hornbill

Last week we received a phone call from the Hua Hin Kasetsart Animal Hospital about an injured female Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris). The poor bird had been 'found' by a domestic dog who brought it to the home of his owners. The bird could not fly properly so was…

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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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