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International Primate Day 2018

International Primate Day 2018 On September 1 we celebrate International Primate Day, a day dedicated to preserving and protecting all primate species. Why conserve primates? The majority of primate populations are declining and [...]

Endangered gibbon rescued from the pet trade

Many of the resident animals at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center were originally kept as pets. However, many of these wild animals have very specific needs, such as specialized diets, and often exhibit aggressive behaviors or are hard to [...]

Wild animals belong in the wild!

We very often get people bringing us baby gibbons that have been kept as pets. It is frustrating to us that people continue to believe that wild animals will be fine kept inside your house. This is just never [...]

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre – trying times….

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC) was created in 1995 by the Forestry Administration (FA) to care for rescued wildlife in need of a home. It also serves as Cambodia’s national zoo. In many ways it is an inspired [...]

Second Baby Gibbon Born at Angkor!

Although Cambodia has been facing a severe drought and there has not been rain for months in Angkor, the animals Wildlife Alliance released in the historic temple complex seem to be thriving.  We are excited to announce that Bayon [...]

Help Construct a Primate Conservation Center at PTWRC

Rescued Yellow-Cheeked Gibbon at PTWRC The primary purpose of Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) is to provide rescued wildlife with a safe and happy home to recover. PTWRC currently rehabilitates and cares for different species of primates such [...]