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Wildlife Care Program

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 [...]

Crocodiles rescued in Koh Kong province

After our Cardamom Rainforest Protection Program staff received information from an informant, Wildlife Alliance carried out a rescue on two crocodiles in Koh Kong province this morning. The crocodiles were taken from the Areng river in the Cardamom Mountains [...]

An Otter’s journey to freedom…

We’ve experienced the full range of emotions on our quest to reintroduce smooth-coated otters (Lutrogale perspicillata) into the forests surrounding the Angkor Temple Complex. They are one of three species of otters in Cambodia, found in a variety of [...]

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 [...]

An update from Angkor…

It has been some time since our last update about the gibbons that we released into the Angkor Temple Complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Luckily our released gibbons are all doing well, with no interference required from our end, [...]

The community protecting the world’s rarest wild cattle

It’s an odd sight; small forest-covered hills that emerge from the flat farmland that dominates rural Cambodia. Why a rural community has gone to great lengths to protect the 10km2 forest goes further than just preserving what little forest [...]

COVID-19 and our wildlife tours

In an effort to protect our staff, supporters, and wildlife we have decided to temporarily stop our wildlife tours. These include our Behind the Scenes tours and Elephant Keeper For a Day experiences at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center [...]

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 [...]