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Evolution

Today is Darwin’s birthday! We’ve compiled some interesting evolutionary facts about our rescued wildlife. Did you know there is a “6 legged” tortoise and that lorises have 2 tongues? Check it out! https://youtu.be/XbAJy2MxUyc

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WFFT Highlights – January 2019

Here are some of the highlights at WFFT this January. Watch 2 otters play when they were finally paired. They had been acclimating to each other in adjacent enclosures for some time. When the tunnels were opened, they couldn’t contain their excitement and immediately took off to romp together. Two…

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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 — 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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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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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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