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Banteng – a story with hope…

Post written by Wildlife Programs Director, Nick Marx. I have an unusual story to tell you. Unusual because Southeast Asia is an area of the world in which governments and local people seem to have precious little interest in [...]

Our next release will be otter-ly exciting

Photo by Joshua Prieto Our efforts to restore wildlife back into the forests surrounding the Angkor Temples are progressing smoothly. Muntjac Deer (Muntiacus vaginalis) – Least Concern The muntjac we released in September are still around and come [...]

Axel graduates to socialization enclosure

Axel update! Last week, nursery keepers moved Axel, a juvenile pigtail macaque, into a socialization enclosure with several other macaques. He is relearning to interact with members of his own species and working out where he fits in a [...]

Brief update on Lori and Amari

Lori and Amari, two macaques brought to Phnom Tamao in Septemeber 2018, are both doing well. The mother, Amari, has very limited vision but is otherwise happy and healthy. Her daughter, Lori, continues to grow and gain strength every [...]

Bear necessities – an update on cared for and released bears in the Cardamom Rainforest

Bears have occupied a lot of our time lately. We had been keeping young sun bear Micah, brought to us from Siem Pang in Stung Treng Province in July 2018, inside our bear house as we felt it was [...]

Statement re: macaque rescues

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team has recently rescued several primates. Once again we have been inundated with requests for updates regarding these individuals. We are all extremely busy rescuing illegally traded wild animals, ensuring these receive the most appropriate [...]

Lucky, Asian Elephant, Shows at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

Statement from Nick Marx, Director of Wildlife Programs The Forestry Administration has instructed the implementation of elephant shows at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC), which officials feel will be an attraction, encouraging people to visit, in preference to [...]

Baby macaque, Heidi, rescued and brought to nursery

A statement from Wildlife Alliance Director of Wildlife Programs, Nick Marx: "Wildlife Alliance in cooperation with the Cambodian Forestry Administration rescued infant long-tailed macaque, Heidi, on Sunday, January 27th. We thank those concerned for their information resulting in the [...]

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 [...]