WFFT Highlights - September 2019
We are aiming to fundraise a total of 23,100.00 USD to complete both projects. Currently, we totally raised only 1,931 USD. Please help us achieve this goal by donating at www.wfft.org/donate.
This year we have seen very little rain in this part of Thailand resulting in our water reservoirs being unusually low and almost empty. In a few weeks, as the water runs dry, we will have to remove gibbons from their island homes out on the big lake at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre.
Unlike most other wild cats, the fishing cat lives primarily along rivers and in mangrove forests. Their main prey is fish. They have webbed feet, this helps them swim and stops them from sinking when walking on mud.
Did you know that the WFFT Wildlife Hospital treats over 1000 animals every year? Many of these animals are rehabilitated and released back to the wild.
What if I told you there is an animal on the earth that smells like hot buttered popcorn would you believe me? Yes, you did not read it wrong.
WFFT Highlights – August 2019
This week a family travelled from Bangkok to WFFT with a very young Common Squirrel monkey (Saimiri.) named ‘France’.
Did you know that macaques communicate using complex vocal and gestural signals? They vary among the species.
Early this week we received a call from a family that wanted to find a new home for their pets, two Asian small-clawed otters (Amblonyx cinerea) named Thung Ngern and Thung Thong. Early yesterday morning these lucky otters arrived at their new home.
The Asian small-clawed otter is the smallest of the 13 species of otter; with a body length around 45-61cm, weighing less than 3kg. The name comes from their tiny claws.
Every morning and afternoon, it is time for our amazing volunteers to prepare meals for over 600 animals, including 6 species of gibbon, 6 species of macaque, 2 species of bear, numerous wildcat species, civets, crocodiles, birds and more.
The purpose of this project is to provide free healthcare to domestic animals as a goodwill mission to help our local community.
Saturday night the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Team headed to downtown Petchaburi to rescue a young male long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) that had been electrocuted and fallen to the ground.
The cassowary is known as the most dangerous bird in the world!!! Powerful and fast speed kicks from a cassowary can cause serious injuries and be potentially life threatening.
WFFT Highlights - July 2019