First day on the job - Phnom Tamao Wildlife Centre
Trip Start Jun 11, 2011
13Trip End Jul 13, 2011
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After reaching the sanctuary in one piece we were given a great induction from Emma, the FTB Volunteer Co-ordinator who explained many of the issues the bears face throughout Asia. The 111 bears they house have all been rescued from the pet trade, restaurants and bile farms so it will be great to be able to contribute in any way we can.
We toured around the bear houses and facilities, saying hello to as many as we could
After a shady hammock swinging lunch session we visited some of the other characters in the park - also rescued from the wildlife trade - including lions, tigers, civets, binturongs, otters, gibbons, pythons, and elephants taking their daily bath. The final tour included a walk through area with free range pigs, water birds and the ever present macaques. Check out the pics below -