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Monster’s Nursery Update Number 3!

This past 2 weeks have been busy with lots of moves in the nursery, I could barely keep up! I hope this update makes sense! The 3 infant macaques have been weaned and grown enough to move up into [...]

Meet Seth, one of our elephant keepers!

Meet our keeper, Mr Nuon Piseth, or Seth as we all call him! Seth has been working as elephant keeper with Wildlife Alliance for over 7 years, since May 1st, 2012.  He specifically looks after two of our four [...]

Monster’s Nursery Update Number 2!

The nursery is still very much bustling with babies! I am happy to say that the team has been working hard to release any animals that have grown strong enough to venture into the wild, including a beautiful spotted [...]

World Environment Day

This year, more than ever, the pressing issues we are tackling to save the environment are at the forefront of our minds. From climate change rallies and strikes, to the worst bush fires on record across several continents to [...]

World Otter Day

On Wednesday the 27th of March we celebrate World Otter Day! Why, you might ask, would otters be so special that they get a day of celebration in their honour? Unfortunately, as with most things with a dedicated day [...]

Enriching the lives of Phnom Tamao’s residents

A smooth-coated otter plays with some plastic balls as part of the enrichment program If we can ever appreciate the importance of enrichment for captive animals, now is certainly the time. Locked indoors? Going stir crazy within the [...]

A tale of Jubi

What lives in the trees, has a blue face, is identified by its legs, and spends its days munching on leaves? A black-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nigripes), that’s what!  On the 5th of February, our Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) [...]

The real cost of Cambodia’s illegal pet trade

A pileated gibbon that was rescued by the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team last September is handed over to the team at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. The gibbon was founded chained by the neck after likely being kept as [...]

Volunteers cleanup Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

On Sunday 16th of February 36 volunteers, predominantly young Khmer students, from Volunteer Nation gave up their Sunday to help us at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center with our first ever rubbish clean up. Rubbish/litter is a constant battle at [...]

500+ animals rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade – Emergency funding needed for their care

On January 9, 2020, our wildlife police unit rescued 466 lesser whistling ducks with clipped wings, 56 long tailed macaques, 3 common palm civets, and 2 water snakes from a wildlife trafficker in Kompong Thom Province, Cambodia. While a [...]

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