Project #4308

Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia

by Wildlife Alliance
May 31, 2013

Baby Nursery Completed

Young Animals Require Specialized Care
Young Animals Require Specialized Care

Many wild animals are orphaned as a result of wildlife trafficking; infants are torn away from their parents who are usually brutally killed for their meat or other parts. The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) rescues these baby animals that are now entangled in the trade and often sold as pets. These little ones come to the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) weak and helpless, and require special care and attention. PTWRC was in need of a nursery specifically designed to care for these young animals.

Thanks to support from the team at the Landry’s Foundation and the Landry’s Downtown Aquariums in Houston and Denver and various other funders, this goal has been realized and a new baby animal nursery was completed. The funds from the Landry’s team also made it possible for two staff members to stay at the nursery full time, and provide the infants with the specialized care and attention they need.

An example of a young animal that has benefited from the nursery is a recently rescued baby douc langur. This vibrant and striking species is native to Southeast Asia and is on the IUCN Red List of endangered species. The baby langur is hand-fed every 2 hours, but unfortunately is still half the weight he should be. Veterinarians at the Center have made various attempts to improve his digestion, but he is still not gaining weight. The langur who is otherwise healthy, continues to be monitored and is receiving full time care. The new nursery at PTWRC gives vulnerable animals like this a chance at survival, and with your support we can continue to provide him with the round-the-clock care he needs.

Baby Douc Langur
Baby Douc Langur

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Wildlife Alliance

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Jessica Knierim
Development Associate
New York, NY United States

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