Filming at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center


  The critically endangered siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis).

The Fauna in Focus team traveled to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center with Wildlife Alliance. Our film will feature the wildlife rescue and breeding programs that are ongoing at Phnom Tamao. We met with expert staff, volunteers and of course the animals they care for.

Our first stop was with Flora and Fauna International (FFI) and their breeding program for We visit FFI's breeding program for the critically endangered siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis). Here FFI, Wildlife Alliance and the Cambodian Forestry Administration are working together to breed this highly rare freshwater crocodile. The large open-topped enclosures at Phnom Tamao allow animals to practice natural behaviour in preparation for eventual release back into the wild.

We also met with Wildlife Alliance to learn more about the work they do and joined one of their special tours! We met the famous elephant Lucky and learned her story from her caretakers. We interviewed the local staff about animal enrichment, rehabilitation and illegal wildlife trafficking.