On July 4th, a group of tourists staying at our Chi Phat Community Based Eco-Tourism site were out exploring the rainforest when they spotted an injured red muntjac running on the trail. They immediately took action and led one of Wildlife Alliance's forest patrol teams to the animal. The small deer was found at Veal Taprak with blood on her legs, caused by a hunter. She has since been transported to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center to be properly treated before she can be released back into the wild.
The support of the Wildlife Alliance community, both locals and foreigners, is essential to the work that we do to protect wildlife. Without our supporters letting us know about wildlife in need of help, we would not be able to rescue thousands of animals every year. Thanks to the conscientious tourists who visited us in Chi Phat, this red muntjac will now be given a second chance at life!