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World Pangolin Day

Today is World Pangolin Day. Did you know that a pangolin is snatched from the wilderness every 5 minutes? The trafficking of pangolins has an interesting relationship with that of ivory. Take a look to learn more. https://youtu.be/bAEhFvdOuB8

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Bear Cubs Confiscated After Joint Sting Operation

Transnational Illegal Wildlife Trade monitored by Joint Asian Networks (Some details, names and places are kept private to protect our investigation methods, staff and informants identities) With the upcoming WARN ASIA Online Illegal Wildlife Trade Monitoring Workshop on 21st and 22nd of January at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, we are delighted to share…

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New Year, New Friends!

We rescued Harriette a few weeks ago and have since paired her with Lucky. Before they met, Harriette would scream and scream until someone came to check on her. She would then try to grab us through her enclosure. Now that she is with Lucky, she is a lot quieter…

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The Illegal Otter Trade

This video features Harriette, our latest otter rescue, and information on the alarming rise of poaching otters for the fur and pet industries. An off-road biker stumbled upon Harriette on a remote jungle trail in Koh Phangan, alone in a cage without shade, water, or food. He released her from…

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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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Meet Makham (Tamarind)- Another Slow Loris Saved

Over the past few weeks we have had numerous infant slow loris brought into the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. A few days ago this little one was found in a basket outside a 7/11 store and was picked up by a tourist and brought to us. This small male Bengal…

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Two rescued animals Return to the Wild

Two very different animals have been given a second chance at a life in the wild. We have just released a Bengal slow loris and an Asian koel back to the wild after they were rescued. Both animals have spent some time recovering at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre and…

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Paralyzed Pet Slow Loris Surrendered

  Paralyzed Pet Slow Loris Surrendered This is ‘Koo Koo’ a juvenile Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) that has spent the first part of his life confined to a tiny cage after being purchased as an exotic pet. Koo Koo arrived at the WFFT Wildlife Hospital a few days ago,…

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Ex-pet Brahminy Kite Brought into WFFT

Yesterday morning a man arrived at the WFFT Wildlife Hospital carrying a basket covered by a net within this basket was a very stressed brahminy kite (Haliastur indus). We are told that this kite had been kept as a pet at a location about 30 minutes from the WFFT Wildlife…

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White-crowned Hornbill and 2 Slow Loris Rescued

We received a call from a lady who had ‘rescued’ a juvenile white-crowned hornbill (Berenicornis comatus) and two Bengal slow lorises (Nycticebus bengalensis) from a market. She called us and to our disbelief she told us that she had put these animals onto a public bus from Bangkok to Cha…

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Rescue of spectacled langur baby

The WFFT mobile wildlife rescue team was again contacted over the last weekend to help out a few unfortunate wild animals. The first victim of the illegal wildlife trade and hunt this weekend was "Piak" a very young spectacled langur baby. Piak has been living in the jungles of Ranong…

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Another Victim Destined for the Pet Trade Rescued

Yesterday we received a call from a long term supporter of our work from the Fishing Cat Research and Conservation Project. She had had a report from a person who had rescued a Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis) that had been recently trapped and poached from the forest and was…

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Bowie the Baby Bear

Meet ‘Bowie’ the recently rescued Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus). We received a call from a concerned local who had obtained Bowie from a hunter. They called WFFT to help, when the rescue team arrived at the house where she was being held they were shocked to see her squashed…

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