Wildlife Friends Foundation, Tha Yang

Turn an ordinary day out into a creative travel experience without damaging the environment. Give and get back by volunteering as a helper here at Wildlife Friends Foundation, Tha Yang, which serves as a sanctuary and rescue center for neglected and maltreated wildlife before returning them to the wild. It also offers treatment for those animals unable to be released back to nature and houses them in an environment that is as close to their natural environment as possible. The large plot of forest land where the animals reside was kindly provided by Wat Phra Phuttha Bat Khao Luk Chang temple.

Rescued and rehabilitated animals at Wildlife Friend Foundation, Tha Yang, range from elephants, gibbons, macaques, monkeys, bears, Bengal tigers and boars, to peacocks and many other types of birds. As a result, it requires a great deal of volunteer support to keep the project running successfully. This starts from providing first-aid care to injured animals, providing treatment and rehabilitation of animals rescued from illegal trade or maltreatment, feeding animals, all the way through to releasing them back into the forest.

The Full-Day Experience Program was designed to provide travellers with an opportunity to learn about wildlife rescue and to get close to a few of the many elephants rescued by the foundation, whereas the Half-Day Experience Program was designed for visitors who are interested but have limited time. Other projects which can be participated in are forest restoration and planting additional trees in damaged or deforested areas and protection of the forest’s native wildlife. At the Education Center, speakers with a wealth of knowledge and understanding give lectures to impress the right understanding of animal cruelty, illegal wildlife trade, and exploitation of wildlife and how we can prevent it. Travellers can also benefit from these lectures by learning to travel responsibly and have respect for nature and local ways of life.

Highlight Activities

  • Visit and observe the working processes of the foundation to raise awareness and better adjust to responsible travel in the future.
  • Get to know and learn the fascinating act of wildlife rehabilitation under the supervision of the foundation.
  • Observe the working processes as veterinarians and volunteers rescue injured wildlife.

Best Time to Visit

  • Every day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Animal Observation (time and weather are taken into consideration)

Nearby Attractions

  • Nayang Bat Cave   (Map)

  • Kang Krajan National Park (Map)

  • Khao Luk Chang Reservoir  (Map)

  • Chang Hua Man Royal Project   (Map)

    Visiting Hours 9.00 a.m.-4.30 p.m


Wildlife Friends Foundation, Tha Yang

  • Mu 6, Tambon Tha Mai Ruak, Amphoe Tha Yang 76130

  • 0 3245 8135

  • Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand

*Interested Volunteers are welcome to decide the time and duration of their stay at their convenience.

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