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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 [...]

Chhouk the elephant gets a new prosthetic

Twelve years ago, staff from WWF managed to capture a badly injured orphan Asian elephant from the Srepok Wilderness Area in Mondulkiri. The elephant looked as if the odds were against him to survive. Wildlife Alliance were called to [...]

Great hornbill enjoys a slow transition to a life in the wild

When we release animals back into the wild, we usually implement a "soft release" strategy, meaning our keepers continue to provide the released animal supplemental food as they transition to the wild. Some animals never look back once they [...]

Slow lorises enjoy an upgrade at rescue center

Slow lorises, the world’s only venomous primate, often fare poorly in captivity. Despite this, they are often captured from the wild and sold to be kept as pets. The illegal pet trade and the use of slow lorises in [...]

3 ways you can help stop the abuse of Macaque Monkeys

We have recently again been inundated with requests to rescue several Macaques and accusations about our alleged involvement in the abuse of these animals. The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team has rescued several primates from Angkor in the past that [...]

2020-09-03T05:46:50-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Wildlife Care, Wildlife Police, Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team|Tags: , |17 Comments
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