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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Slow loris released after 10 months of rehabilitation

One of the most rewarding parts of our jobs at Wildlife Alliance is witnessing the entire process of rehabilitating animals we rescue from the illegal wildlife trade. To combat some of the greatest conservation issues facing wildlife, we crack [...]

Great Hornbill, Moh Tom, returns to the wild

On the 6th of December, Moh Tom, a great hornbill, took flight back into the wilds of the Southern Cardamom Mountains. Back in 2015, the juvenile hornbill was found by our Pangolin Ranger Station with a damaged wing and [...]

Trio of hornbills return to the wild

Three oriental pied hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris), after being rehabilitated at our Wildlife Release Station in the Cardamom Rainforest, were released! The iconic birds were rescued from the illegal wildlife trade by our Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT). Hornbills are [...]

Critically endangered pangolin pup born at release station!

In September the keepers at our Wildlife Release Station were delighted to discover that resident pangolin, Lucy, had given birth! Lucy was rescued after losing a front and hind foot in a poacher’s snare. Thankfully, she has recovered and [...]

Pangolin rescued from restaurant prepared for return to the wild!

One evening in April, Wildlife Alliance received a call from animal advocate and rescuer Yulia Khouri of Animal Mama. A Critically Endangered Sunda pangolin had just been brought to her veterinary offices after being rescued from a Chinese restaurant [...]

What is behavioral enrichment?

One of the main duties of our animal keepers at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) and Wildlife Release Station (WRS) is to ensure that the rescued animals in their care are happy and are exhibiting the same behaviors [...]