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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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The Next Big Step for Songkran

Northern pig-tailed macaque Songkran has gone through her quarantine stage and has now moved next to a field where 12 other young macaques live. This is the next step in her rehabilitation, we hope that in time she will once again learn how to behave like a real monkey. So…

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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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Monkey Babies Boon Ma and Pearls Friendship Blossoms

What is the is the next best think for orphan primates? = Contact with their owns species. Little Pearl the long-tailed macaque who was rescued in February has now become firm friends with even smaller Boon Ma. Having each other will help erase the bad memories from their unfortunate start…

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Cosmo’s Family on the Move…

A few days ago white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) Cosmo and Bridget, and their 3 offspring, Fino, Picasso and Milano moved to WFFT’s biggest Gibbon Rehabilitation Island ‘Island 8’. Our Gibbon Rehabilitation Islands provide a perfect naturalistic environment for gibbons that we rescue and aim to return back to the wild.…

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2 Baby lorises Arrive at WFFT

This week a man brought two very young and weak infant Bengal slow lorises (Nycticebus bengalensis) into the WFFT Widlife Rescue Centre. He had heard about these animals being sold to Japanese tourists who had planned to illegally smuggle them to Japan and keep them as pets. They were purchased…

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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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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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