Absolutely beautiful location with some fantastic work being carried out. An animal rescue centre that doesn't exploit their animals. They also have a release programme where they observe the animals over a period of different stages as they distance them from human contact and work towards releasing them back into the wild which they have had have success with. Aside from all the great reasons why this is a better choice over many of the poorly conditioned zoos in Thailand, this is a place for lots of fun! It doesn't have a normal admissions procedure like the usual attractions, instead you simply book yourself onto a "full day experience". This is what myself and my partner did when we were staying in Hua Hin. A luxurious mini bus (they weren't lying) collected us from our hotel in the morning and then picked up another couple of tourists. The drive to WFFT was lovely, going through some beautiful countryside. A video all about the wildlife centre played the entire way in the bus and another on our return. We had a lovely guide for the entire day who showed us all the animals and was full of information about each one including their histories and even their personalities. A delicious Thai lunch buffet was set out for us and all the volunteers. There was a great selection of dishes hot food. My favorite part of the day came after lunch when we were allowed to take an elephant for a fairly lengthy walk. Everyone got a chance to feed the elephant along the walk to entice her to along. Then we got shoeless and muddy to give the elephant a good scrub and a wash down which was lots of fun. We had an absolutely awesome day. Our guide was super lovely and never once rushed us when we were more interested in a particular area or animal. Probably the best day I had while in Thailand. It even drove me to write this review, my first one on tripadvisor. I only wish more people knew about it and would go to see it.
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