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From wildlife traders to the wild: the journey of two parakeets rescued from the illegal pet trade

The circle is complete and two grey-headed parakeets (Psittacula finschii) rescued from the illegal pet trade have been released back into the wild! These Near Threatened birds were rescued by our counter wildlife trafficking unit, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue [...]

Update on Santa

Santa was brought to the nursery earlier this month and is doing well but she has been having a bit of a hard time adjusting due to the poor treatment she received before coming under our care. She is [...]

Shut-ins: hornbills at rescue center seal off their nest to raise chicks

This year, two Oriental pied hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris) were born at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. Hornbills are very unique looking birds with unique nesting behaviors to match. The birds are partners for life and share an intimate bond [...]

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 [...]

Passing of long-tailed macaque, Heidi

With heavy hearts we announce that rescued infant long-tailed macaque, Heidi, passed away a few weeks ago at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. As many of you know, she was ill when she arrived and was not growing at [...]

2019-08-07T00:36:10-04:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Phnom Tamao, Wildlife Care|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

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 [...]

Silver Langur baby saved by Wildlife Alliance forest guards

Wildlife Alliance rangers rescued an infant Silver Langur (Trachypithecus germaini) and a turtle from poachers. The rangers immediately released the turtle back into the protected habitat but the young langur, separated from its mother by poachers, was too young and [...]

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 [...]

Asian small clawed otter is latest arrival at rescue center

This Asian small clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) is one of the newest arrivals to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. Thanks to a tip from a concerned member of the public via our Wildlife Crime Hotline Facebook page, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) [...]