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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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And Another One… Baby Boon Ma Arrives

Over the last few weeks we have seen a huge influx in wild animals in need of help particularly primates. Since the 1st of March we have rescued 33 animals, most of which are not release candidates so will require life-long care at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. Earlier today…

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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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Infant Otter Arrives at WFFT Wildlife Hospital

This week we received a telephone call from a family who wanted us to provide a new home for their pet, a 4-month-old male small-clawed otter (Amblonyx cinereus). They told that they had purchased him via an add on Facebook from a person in Trang Province, Southern Thailand. At only…

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A World of Discovery for Little Pearl!

Here is an update on little Pearl, the orphan macaque who was handed over to WFFT just last week. We assume she is still missing her mother but she is surprisingly settling in well with her new surrogate parents at the WFFT Wildlife Hospital. She loves to cuddle her teddies…

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Welcome Moira!

We told you earlier in the week about Pearl's story (the baby long-tailed macaque), Moira was owned by the same person. So, she arrived at the same time. On her arrival the WFFT Vet team realized that the Loris brought was a Pygmy Loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus). They are a seriously…

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Ooo arrives at WFFT

A year and a half ago, a male long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) named Ooo (regarding the sounds he is making) was 'adopted' by a local family. They got Ooo after his mother had died. The poor orphan monkey would have been a similar age to Pearl when he was taken…

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Rescuing Wildlife, the Harsh Reality…

Recently the WFFT Wildlife Hospital Rescue Team were called by a local woman working at Khao Yoi Temple about a female long-tailed macaque who fell from a tree and could not move. The macaque in question had a young infant so the situation was even more urgent. When the Rescue…

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