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Wildlife Friends of Thailand

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Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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I spent a week volunteering here: feeding, walking, cleaning and looking after elephants. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Difficult to summarize because it is sooooo perfectly wonderful!!

All I can say is thank you to Lonely Planet (whom I always refer to) for showing this place as its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hyeres, France
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“day trip”(46 reviews)
“rescued animals”(40 reviews)
“hua hin”(55 reviews)
The WFFT wildlife rescue center is a rescue center for injured, confiscated and neglected wild animals. The wildlife rescue center operates a fully equipped wildlife hospital. We care for monkeys, gibbons, wild cats, bears, birds, reptiles and even...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Moo 6 | Tambon Thamairuak, Tha Yang 76130, Thailand
+66 82 245 8598
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a week volunteering here: feeding, walking, cleaning and looking after elephants. It was hard work but incredibly rewarding. You get to hear the heart breaking stories of the elephants lives before they were rescued and come to understand their different personalities. It was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

All I can say is thank you to Lonely Planet (whom I always refer to) for showing this place as its #1 "attraction." I put that in quotes because it's so much more than an attraction - it's a learning experience, a moving and wonderful...More

Thank AndreaA3645
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just came back today. It was wonderfull. Really! Thank you Naan! Magnificent job. Thank you Emily! Magnificent customer service. Thank you to everbody working so hard for this project!! We learned a lot of things, for example why you should NEVER do elephant riding...More

2  Thank Grande P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really amazing what they do to help rescue and rehabilitate animals. Very nice day. Great lunch. A must see when in Thailand.

Thank C5804LOterrim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to go for a day trip out of Hua hin. Foundation rescues sick or old animals mainly elephants. 25 on site the day I went Genuinely care about the welfare of the animals . Not a money grab Very informative day with a...More

Thank Warren W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed with WFFT as a volunteer. Some of the co- ordinators are rude and really don't care about the volunteers. The food was awful and lacking in quantity which meant some nights there was no food or very little and when you are working...More

Thank Nathalie S
ThaiWildlife, Manager at Wildlife Friends of Thailand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nathalie, I am sorry but I do not agree that our volunteer coordinators are rude, they might have been a bit upset with you as you and your daughter kept on walking away from your responsibilities when volunteering and the fact you were at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place with dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers and staff. There were some sad stories of animal abandonment and abuse which were the reason behind the sanctuary’s existence but amazing to see and hear how the animals are rehabilitated. Absolutely loved it here and would thoroughly...More

Thank Limelouise
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We opted for the full day trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide, Tess, led us around the various enclosures and explained fully about the animal types, including their various quirks and habits, answering any questions we had. She was extremely informative as well as...More

Thank TripTrundlers
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We took a full day trip, including transport from Bangkok as we did not have much time around. If you are in a hurry and thinking of going there by renting a car, you can easily book the transport by them to your reservation. You...More

2  Thank bohomiracles
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

If you want to enjoy a day in nature, and NOT contributing with touristic areas elephants exploitation, then you should come here! An amazing location to enjoy with rescued animals. They will give you each one’s stories on how the were rescued. Come support them!...More

1  Thank Daemoniumm
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from Joanna H | Reviewed this property |
No the elephant day is not included, but honestly pay the extra, it is so worth it :)
Hogan H
September 3, 2018|
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Response from ginsengNewYork | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely as most of the touring is done by small open tram. Just bring hats, water, as well as a small water spray to cool down.
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August 8, 2018|
Response from ThaiWildlife | Property representative |
You can take train or minivan from Bangkok to Cha-am, both cheap but train takes up to 5 hours. Best way is the minivan.