Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center 2018-06-19T15:55:16+00:00

Photo by Peter Yuen

At Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC), Wildlife Alliance cares for and rehabilitates animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Center and meet animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Click here to book your tour today!

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Day Overview

  • Morning pick-up from a central location in Phnom Penh at 8:00 AM
  • Stop at a local market to buy fruit for the animals
  • Hand feed our female elephants and observe how we train them using gentle reward-based positive reinforcement, when we change Chhouk’s prosthetic foot
  • Have a delicious Cambodian-style lunch, enjoy fresh coconut water and escape the heat of the day in our relaxing hammocks.
  • Get up close with leopards, gibbons, otters and the other endangered animals that Wildlife Alliance has helped rescue and care for at the sanctuary.
  • Visit our nursery in the rehabilitation area – a section closed to the public – and see the beautiful baby animals that we care for up close.
  • Interact with rescued baby macaque monkeys in their enclosure as you feed them (at the guide’s discretion).
  • Afternoon drop-off in Phnom Penh between 4:00 – 5:00 PM depending on the group and traffic (an earlier drop-off can be arranged for an additional cost if you contact us in advance).

These tours support Wildlife Alliance’s conservation work, with 100% of tour profits going directly back to the animals!

What’s Included

  • Air-conditioned transportation (pick-up and drop-off in Phnom Penh)
  • Entrance fee into Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Chilled, bottled water
  • Delicious Cambodian-style lunch (dietary needs can be accommodated)

Minimum Donation

  • $150 per adult
  • 50% discount for youth 10-16 years old
  • 80% discount for children 3-9 years old
  • Free for infants 0-2 years old

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Contact Wildlife – Phnom Tamao

Animals that are saved by the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) are relocated to the Center and each individual is assessed for release based on their health and strength to survive independently. It is home to over 1,200 animals, and no animal in need is ever turned away. Over 200,000 visitors each year come to PTWRC to see the rescued wildlife and learn about conservation efforts in Cambodia. We are now offering an exclusive behind the scenes tour that will allow you to experience PTWRC in a unique and personal way.

Fantastic day! A must do!

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Highlight of my trip!

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Worth every cent!

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A special day to remember!

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