More coverage of our favorite elephant celebrity - Chhouk! A nice video piece by the BBC.
Hello from Cambodia!
It is busy here at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center! We have been hard at work fixing the enclosures in the quarantine area so that the animals are protected from the elements and can get healthy and hopefully be returned back to the wild!
Attached are pictures of the roofs that are starting to fall apart due to the extreme weather in Cambodia.
As always, thank you so much for your support! If you are interested in continuing your support, this Wednesday, June 16th is GlobalGiving's Matching Day, where they will match every gift 50% for up to $1,000!
Wildlife Rescue Director
As I am sure many of you already know, Wildlife Alliance is a finalist in Global Giving's photo contest! The winner of the contest will win $1,000 and be highlighted on Global Giving's homepage on bonus day, June 16.
Wildlife Alliance's photo is of Chhouk and Lucky enjoying a swim. Recently Chhouk developed an abscess on his leg due to wearing a small prosthesis while his new “shoe” was being repaired. Chhouk is being treated and doing well. Chhouk is a growing boy and he continues to outgrow his prosthetic foot in addition to the wear and tear you can imagine an elephant would put on it! To ensure that Chhouk will have a properly fitting shoe as he grows, we appreciate continued support from generous people such as you.
Photo Contest Rules:
* Voting is open to anyone on Facebook and individuals can vote by clicking "like" on the photo that they want to support.
* Each person can only vote for each photo one time, but can vote for as many photos as they would like to support.
* The photo with the most "likes" overall wins the $1,000 cash prize and is featured on the GlobalGiving homepage on bonus day, June 16. The photo with the most "likes" in the remaining four regions will each be featured for one day on the GlobalGiving homepage and will be highlighted in the GlobalGiving's social media efforts.
* Voting runs through Friday, 11 June at 5pm EST.
Thank you for all of your support!
The Wildlife Alliance Team
My latest newsletter on Wildlife Alliance's Care for Rescued Wildlife program is now available and attached below.
Thank you again for all of your support!
At the end of last month, Wildlife Alliance and its Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team helped intercept a truck holding 126 endangered turtles! Please read the attached article about the great work of the rangers and the lucky turtles that will recuperate at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center and be quickly released back into the wild.
Remember to vote in support of Wildlife Alliance in Global Giving's photo contest!
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