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WFFT 2018 RECAP

2018 was a big year for WFFT. We rescued 4 elephants, hundreds of wildlife, released hundreds more, built new enclosures for our orangutans and macaques, and secured 13 acres for future projects. We couldn’t have done any of this without our donors, sponsors, volunteers, guests, and dedicated staff. Thank you…

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Volunteer Profile: Ngaire from Australia

WFFT hosts vibrant volunteers from all over the world! Last week, we met Ngaire who brought some fresh ideas for enrichments which we gave our elephants, orangutans, and bears. Our volunteers took burlap sacks and stuffed them with honey glazed hay and bamboo segments filled with peanuts, pellets, and leaves.…

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Weekly Roundup (Nov 16 – 30, 2018)

These highlights feature the rescue of a juvenile langur from a life in chains, a spa day with an elephant, a release of a feisty loris, transfer of a deer to a pre-release center, an orangutan using tools, and a heartwarming afternoon with a foster mom and her adopted baby…

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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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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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Final Preparations for the Big Move…

The WFFT Staff and Volunteers have been busy with the final preparations for the big move of our beloved rescued orangutans Maggie and Chico. They will move into a huge open air enclosure with lots of amazing things to keep them happy and stimulated. Watch this space for updates of…

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Chico and Maggie New Enclosure Is Nearly Ready…

In the coming weeks Chico and Maggie should be able to move to their new luxury and adapted enclosure. Especially designed for them, they will first have adapt in its side enclosure. But have a look at how incredibly entertaining this place looks. Lots and lots of enrichments, space, ...…

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Maggie – 1 Year at WFFT

Today marks one year since Maggie the infant orangutan was found outside the gate of the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. She has continued to grow in confidence over the last year and loves nothing more than her daily forest school sessions. She is taken in the local forest area with…

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Aping around with Maggie and Chico

We recently created a new rope bridge for the WFFT’s resident orangutans, Maggie and Chico, this corridor allows them to cross over a small road next the the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre directly into the trees within the forest area where they are taken each day. Maggie used the rope…

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Happy International Orangutan Day!!!

Happy International Orangutan Day. Here are some images of WFFT’s orangutan residents - Maggie and Chico during their daily forest school lessons. We plan to build large open enclosures to provide more suitable environments for these very special intelligent great apes. We are still looking for people to help out.…

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It is International Orangutan Day this Friday!!!

Its International Orangutan Day this Friday!!! In preparation for this day which is on Friday, here are some images of rescued orangutans, Maggie and Chico here at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre, and their increasingly endangered wild cousins. Each day during their daily forest school sessions they are taken into…

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Maggie and Chico meet up!

It has been over 5 months now since Maggie was dumped at WFFT and almost a month since Chico was handed over the WFFT. We have had both orang utans (see their original stories on the timeline) go through quarantine and check-ups and we found them finally ready to meet…

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