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World Environment Day

This year, more than ever, the pressing issues we are tackling to save the environment are at the forefront of our minds. From climate change rallies and strikes, to the worst bush fires on record across several continents to [...]

Monster’s Nursery Update Number 1! 

Black-shouldered kite As usual at this time of year, the nursery has become very noisy with many baby birds being confiscated from traders. It is breeding time for a lot of bird species in Cambodia, so the traders [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Silver Langur baby saved by Wildlife Alliance forest guards

Wildlife Alliance rangers rescued an infant Silver Langur (Trachypithecus germaini) and a turtle from poachers. The rangers immediately released the turtle back into the protected habitat but the young langur, separated from its mother by poachers, was too young and [...]

Rescued elephant, Chhouk, receives a new prosthetic foot

Chhouk, our young disabled male elephant, was recently fitted for a new prosthetic foot. We have been working with The Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CSPO) for over 10 years now and they continue to work hard to [...]

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 [...]