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Can Asian elephant populations recover?

With the overall population trend of Asian elephant having been in decline for centuries and the number remaining worldwide unknown, the future of these highly intelligent animals is uncertain. Elephants are social animals that form close bonds and family units with [...]

Trio of hornbills return to the wild

Three oriental pied hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris), after being rehabilitated at our Wildlife Release Station in the Cardamom Rainforest, were released! The iconic birds were rescued from the illegal wildlife trade by our Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT). Hornbills are [...]

Critically endangered pangolin pup born at release station!

In September the keepers at our Wildlife Release Station were delighted to discover that resident pangolin, Lucy, had given birth! Lucy was rescued after losing a front and hind foot in a poacher’s snare. Thankfully, she has recovered and [...]

Rescued elephant, Chhouk, receives a new prosthetic foot

Chhouk, our young disabled male elephant, was recently fitted for a new prosthetic foot. We have been working with The Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CSPO) for over 10 years now and they continue to work hard to [...]

Pangolin rescued from restaurant prepared for return to the wild!

One evening in April, Wildlife Alliance received a call from animal advocate and rescuer Yulia Khouri of Animal Mama. A Critically Endangered Sunda pangolin had just been brought to her veterinary offices after being rescued from a Chinese restaurant [...]

Rangers free bird from hunter’s snare

On October 17, rangers from the Sun Bear (Veal Pi) Station rescued an Asian koel from a hunter’s bird net. These plastic “walls of death” indiscriminately trap not only many bird species, but also mammals including pangolins, civets, boars, [...]

What is behavioral enrichment?

One of the main duties of our animal keepers at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) and Wildlife Release Station (WRS) is to ensure that the rescued animals in their care are happy and are exhibiting the same behaviors [...]

Amari and Lori taken to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

No news is good news and both Amari and Lori are getting on with the task at hand, which is their continuing recovery. Lori is getting good exercise outside of her enclosure and really loves her grooming sessions with [...]

International Primate Day 2018

International Primate Day 2018 On September 1 we celebrate International Primate Day, a day dedicated to preserving and protecting all primate species. Why conserve primates? The majority of primate populations are declining and [...]

Global Tiger Day 2018

Sunday, July 29th, is International Tiger Day, an annual worldwide celebration of tigers!  While we celebrate the world’s largest cat, International Tiger Day is also a day to raise awareness of the urgent plight of tigers.  Tigers once roamed [...]