The Wildlife Rescue Centre hosts many wildlife animals that have been rescued from unfortunate circumstances. The center tries to provide all of these animals with enclosures and living conditions as close to “nature” as possible. The overall objective will always be to rehabilitate these animals back into the wild, but those for whom this is impossible - get to spend the rest of their lives in a safe environment in the rescue center.
WFFT provides Full and Half day experiences that are designed to allow day trip visitors a chance to learn about the rescued creatures living at the Wildlife Rescue Centre and another of WWFT's projects, Elephant Refuge and Education Center (EREC), see hundreds of animals, and get up close and personal to our elephants in a way which is cruelty-free and does not exploit them.
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The center would not be able to run without the hard work of the volunteers and the generosity of those who provide financial support in the way of donations. Please be aware the WRC is strictly hands off. Volunteers will have no physical interaction with animals but will provide the essential daily and long-term needs of the animals, such as feeding, cleaning enclosures and providing stimulation in the form of behavioral and environmental enrichment. At the Wildlife Rescue Centre volunteers usually work long days, around 8-9 hours; Although difficult at times the volunteer work at WFFT is highly rewarding.
Volunteers are required to stay a minimum of one week, and for longer stays - it is possible to combine volunteering at WRC volunteering at the Elephant Refuge and Education Centre (EREC).
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Since its inception the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre has given shelter to 1000’s of wild animals. The center tries to provide all of these animals with enclosures and living conditions as close to “nature” as possible. The overall objective will always be to rehabilitate these animals back into the wild, but for a large percentage of rescued animals this will be difficult.
At the rescue center you will find 6 species of gibbon, 5 species of macaque, lorises, 2 species of langur, 2 species of bear, small wild cats, various civet species, reptiles, otters, birds and many more. All the animals you will see around the center have been rescued from poor living conditions, saved from the illegal wildlife trade, the pet industry, the tourism and entertainment industry, or directly from the wild, where they may have been victims of road traffic accidents, dog attacks or other human caused accidents.
The Wildlife Friends Foundation:
The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) is a registered foundation under Thai law, whose main objectives are:
- Rescue maltreated and/or neglected wild animal
- Provide sanctuary for sick and disabled animals.
- Rehabilitate and Release where possible, and care for those who are unable to be returned to the wild.
- Educate people, particularly children, to stop cruelty to animals.
- Campaign against illegal trade in wild animals, discourage use of animals for entertainment.
- Prevent hunting and promote conservation of all natural resources, fauna and flora alike.
- Cooperate with and assist Royal Forestry Department and other organizations with the rescue and conservation of wild animals.