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World Otter Day

On Wednesday the 27th of March we celebrate World Otter Day! Why, you might ask, would otters be so special that they get a day of celebration in their honour? Unfortunately, as with most things with a dedicated day [...]

Enriching the lives of Phnom Tamao’s residents

A smooth-coated otter plays with some plastic balls as part of the enrichment program If we can ever appreciate the importance of enrichment for captive animals, now is certainly the time. Locked indoors? Going stir crazy within the [...]

An Otter’s journey to freedom…

We’ve experienced the full range of emotions on our quest to reintroduce smooth-coated otters (Lutrogale perspicillata) into the forests surrounding the Angkor Temple Complex. They are one of three species of otters in Cambodia, found in a variety of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Happy World Otter Day – May 29, 2019

Happy World Otter Day! One of our camera traps in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape, Cambodia captured these smooth-coated otters (Lutrogale perspicillata) drying off in the sand. Otters spend a significant amount of time grooming to maintain its insulating qualities [...]

Asian small clawed otter is latest arrival at rescue center

This Asian small clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) is one of the newest arrivals to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. Thanks to a tip from a concerned member of the public via our Wildlife Crime Hotline Facebook page, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) [...]

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