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Wildlife Friends of Thailand

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Address: Moo 6 | Tambon Thamairuak, Tha Yang 76130, Thailand
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Phone Number:
+66 82 245 8598
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The WFFT wildlife rescue center is a rescue center for injured, confiscated...

The WFFT wildlife rescue center is a rescue center for injured, confiscated and neglected wild animals. The wildlife rescue center operates a fully equipped wildlife hospital. We care for monkeys, gibbons, wild cats, bears, birds, reptiles and even elephants.

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Making a Real Difference!

Our family just spent two weeks at the WFFT: a week with the elephants and a week with other wildlife. We have just left and could not be more satisfied with our experience. This... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2016
Grant D
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Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

We came from kaeng krachan and stopped here on our way to petchaburi. But when we arrived a girl that worked there said that we couldn't get around the park without a reservation. The tour starts at 10:00 and takes half the day. Just a look around isn't possible. It seemed very commercialized, we didn't see the owner, just a... More 

2 Thank MeikeBo
ThaiWildlife, Manager at Wildlife Friends of Thailand, responded to this review

Hi there, we feel sad that you rate us with 2 stars, while you did not really visit the centre and projects. Our projects are open to visitors (as is clearly written on our webpage) only by appointment or with a educational daytrip, as we are not a zoo. We do not accept more than 25 visitors a day, to... More 

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Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Our family just spent two weeks at the WFFT: a week with the elephants and a week with other wildlife. We have just left and could not be more satisfied with our experience. This was part of a family vacation and up there as one of the very best things we have done together. Working as volunteers means you get... More 

1 Thank Grant D
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 16, 2016

saw the great reviews on Tripadvisor so decided to book a trip with my husband, whilst visiting Thailand recently. Busdriver picked us up at our accommodation and we drove in an air-conditioned mini bus watching Bondi vet DVD's. The centre is wonderfully run, by enthusiastic volunteers who really care about the welfare of the animals being cared for there. The... More 

Thank Diana Y
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

This place is nothing short of amazing. It's ethical, it's honest, and it's one of the few not for profits I've seen where you can go right in and see exactly where your money is being spent and where the next donations will be spent as well. So much of this place revolves around education as well, it's so good... More 

1 Thank Noctoi
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

I spent 14 weeks at the center volunteering, 7 weeks at wildlife and 7 weeks with the elephants. It was the best experience of my life and if I could I would stay there forever working with the animals and people there. The experience you get with the animals is unique. You lear so much about the animals and how... More 

Thank Emma F
San Jose, California
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Reviewed January 6, 2016

What an experience! If you want to see animals in a responsible way, come here! Our guide Tanya was awesome, she really knows her stuff. She took us all over the site sharing information about each animal we saw. We were able to learn about how they rescue animals, how they try to give them the best life possible once... More 

Thank Danielle H
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Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Spent the day meeting the animals and hearing their stories from our guide Lily. The organisation is doing great work rescuing animals from disreputable parts of the tourist industry and it was good to see the animals given a chance of a better life or returned to the wild. The girls liked taking the elephant for a walk, feeding her... More 

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Washington, USA
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Reviewed December 31, 2015

We chose this place because they truly care about animals. The morning was spent visiting different rescued wildlife, after lunch we were introduced to the elephants, we love that they don't let people ride them nor make them do tricks. They try to keep the animals as close to their natural environment as possible because they just couldn't survive in... More 

2 Thank AllensWA
Chonburi, Thailand
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Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Great day out for any age. Guides are friendly and informative. You can learn a lot about Thai wildlife and see how animals have been exploited in Thailand. Your money is well spent and you will be up close and personal with an elephant and know for sure it's happy and respected. Pick up from local hotels.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 28, 2015

I keep coming back to WFFT because each time you see where your money goes with bigger, better enclosures, more vets, a new elephant hospital, etc. We were lucky to be there the night that Choke Dee was rescued. Her first day of freedom entailed getting the CHAIN cut OFF - no more for these eles. Then a dust bath... More 

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