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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: , , , , , |4 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 [...]

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 [...]

Released leopard cat continues to thrive in the wild

The female leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) we released from our Wildlife Release Station in December was spotted one late afternoon near a guest chalet. Rescued as a kitten from the illegal pet trade, she is thriving in her new [...]

Meet Micah the rescued sun bear

In June of 2018, we received a young Sun Bear cub from Stung Treng province after he was donated to another NGO, Birdlife International, by a villager. Given he was only approximately 4 months old, we immediately transferred Micah [...]