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WFFT Highlights – February 2019

-We had many releases this month! Kicking things off were 3 wild male macaques who were raiding homes. They were relocated to a safe protected area. -We have had numerous wildfires near us lately which may have contributed to why this rat snake waltzed right into our hospital. It was…

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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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Release and Rescue

WFFT had an action packed Saturday morning with a release and surprise emergency rescue! Some concerned locals found Salee the samba deer alone in the forest and brought her to their home in Hua Hin. After a week of caring for her, she was surrendered to WFFT. What people often…

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Weekly Roundup (Oct 16 – 31, 2018)

These highlights include the emergency rescue of a gorgeous white-thighed langur, an injured pregnant macaque, the repair of a fractured turtle shell, elephant wound care, bears feasting on honeycombs, and silly hospital infants. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/E5hghsiekis

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Release of Temple Turtles

About a month ago we rescued over 60 turtles from deplorable conditions at a temple. They spent this time rehabilitating in our new enclosures with fresh food, water, and shelter. 27 (Black Marsh, Giant Asian Pond, Mountain Hinged, Box, and Snail Eating) vulnerable and endangered turtles were released this week…

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UPDATE – Temple Rescue

Take a look at the Temple Animal Rescue Mission from last month. Check out the rescued animals enjoying their new home. 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/ Well done to the whole team and thank you to all that made this rescue possible.

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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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UPDATE — The Temple Turtles

Last week we rescued numerous turtles from a temple in Rayong, see the rescue story here https://bit.ly/2nFimsp. They had been dumped at the temple over a period of years, sadly their living conditions were terrible, with green stagnant water, nothing to hide under and a diet of boiled rice. These…

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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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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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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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Dobby Goes Home

Remember Dobby the Asiatic softshell turtle..? He came to WFFT a month ago after being found in someones garden. He has spent a month at the WFFT Wildlife Hospital getting ready to head back to the wild. Two days ago he did just that, he was taken to protected lake…

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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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