BANGKOK (NNT) – Twelve tigers and three leopards have been rescued from a tiger farm in northern Thailand, where they were held in captivity. The rescue operation, led by Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) veterinary teams and wildlife experts, began on December 16th following legal action against the farm for alleged illegal wildlife trading.
This marks the first phase of Thailand’s largest NGO-led tiger rescue operation, with a total of 35 tigers expected to be rescued.
The initial rescue focused on elderly tigers and ailing leopards requiring urgent medical care. Among the rescued were an emaciated elderly tiger, and a twenty-year-old male tiger with breathing difficulties. The animals, previously confined to small concrete enclosures, have since been transferred to WFFT’s sanctuary.
Full story: National News Bureau of Thailand
Reporter: Krajangwit Johjit
National News Bureau of Thailand