Arrival of Masked Palm Civet
December 09 2008 16:02:55
We are currently caring for a male Masked Palm Civet who is approximately 6 months of age and weighs 1 kilogram.
New Marine and Wild Animal Rescue Clinic
December 09 2008 15:53:07
The Marine & Wild Animal Clinic Project is a part of the ongoing project in the Wild Animal Rescue and Education Project (WARED) with supported by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Thailand. This project is under the operation of the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand and is located at Baan Talae Nork in Ranong province, 80 kms south of Ranong town.
New Wild Born
December 09 2008 15:51:18
To our delight, staff discovered a new male baby in the arms of adult female Lek on 6th October 2008. He appears to be approximately three weeks old.
African Pygmy Hedgehog;
December 09 2008 05:40:31
African pygmy hedgehog: Atelerix albiventrix
A juvenile male pygmy hedgehog was brought to the GRP on 12th October, after an ex-GRP staff member was informed by a monk that he had been left at Pa Aram Monastery by an unknown member of public. This species is not native to Thailand, but is bred here for sale in the pet trade. The hedgehog has been named ‘Noon’, and weighs just 250g.
Hawksbill turtle recovery
December 09 2008 05:39:22
A hawksbill turtle was brought to the Wild Animal Rescue and Education Centre (WARED) in Ranong on 24th October. An elderly lady bought it from two young boys from Thayang Village out of concern for the endangered species.
Baby gibbon brought to Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Phuket
December 06 2008 01:12:37
On 26th October, a baby gibbon was brought to the GRP in Phuket by a couple who had seen her on Patong Beach and bought her from her owner in order to rescue her. Although this was an act of kindness, and certainly saved the gibbon from a stressful and traumatic life as a photographer’s prop, we don’t encourage anyone to pay money to obtain a gibbon for any purpose – even rehabilitation – as it fuels the trade and may well cause another baby gibbon to be taken from the wild.
Funding obtained for Marine Rescue and Wild Animal Clinic
December 06 2008 00:36:12
WARF (The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand) has secured funding from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Chaiyod to set up an animal rescue and rehabilitation clinic in Baan Talae Nork, Ranong, as part of its ongoing WARED (Wild Animal Rescue and Education Centre) project.