100 starving hippos in Botswana’s worst drought are eating ELEPHANT DUNG to survive.

100 starving hippos in Botswana’s worst drought are eating ELEPHANT DUNG to survive.

The scenes are harrowing: A hundred starving hippos desperately searching the parched landscape for scraps to eat, their helpless, newborn infants by their sides. Credit: Shutter Stock This is the reality in Botswana’s Makgadikgadi National Park, where we have been working to help mitigate the effects of a terrible drought. As you read this, vulnerable […]

Elephants, leopards and lions in snare nightmare.

Elephants, leopards and lions in snare nightmare.

Right now, wild animals in the ecologically important Lake Kariba region of Zimbabwe urgently need your help. This is why… An increasing number of wild animals are being caught in deadly snares across the 9,320-square-mile (15,000-square-kilometer) region. Snaring is one of the cruelest methods poachers use to kill wild animals. This lioness was lucky to […]

This infant rhino was orphaned when poachers slaughtered his mother.

This infant rhino was orphaned when poachers slaughtered his mother.

Odin, a critically endangered black rhino, was barely two years old when he witnessed his mother being brutally slaughtered by poachers in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. A few months later, fellow black rhino calf Marcules was abandoned by his own mother in the same park. Orphaned and bereft, both calves deteriorated fast. The outlook […]

Meet Renzo, the pangolin stuffed into a backpack and left to die.

Meet Renzo, the pangolin stuffed into a backpack and left to die.

Wrapped in wire and stuffed into a backpack, Renzo could barely breathe. He could not uncurl his little body or move even an inch. It is beyond miraculous that this young pangolin survived – saved without a moment to spare from the ghastly illegal wildlife trade in South Africa. Today, Renzo is making a slow recovery in the […]

The tragic elderly elephant forced to work for 60 YEARS.

The tragic elderly elephant forced to work for 60 YEARS.

With her disfigured spine and decades-old scars, Pai Lin’s 60 years of hard labor are etched into every inch of her battered body. Asian elephant Pai Lin, left, has a deformed spine. A fellow WFFT resident, Thung Ngern, right, displays a healthy dome-shaped spine. Spinal deformities in elephants can be caused by malnutrition or heavy […]

This eight-week-old wildebeest orphan really needs you!

This eight-week-old wildebeest orphan really needs you!

When wildebeest calf Wanda was just two months old, she was found lying beside the lifeless, mutilated body of her mother, who was tragically killed by a cruel wire snare in South Africa. Credit: ASI/Taryn-Slabbert Heartbreakingly, orphan Wanda stayed faithfully by her mother’s side for days, repeatedly headbutting her in an attempt to suckle without […]

Wild animals stand no chance against this deadly drought without YOU.

Wild animals stand no chance against this deadly drought without YOU.

In Botswana, once-majestic wild animals are withering away and dropping dead on parched landscapes – tragic victims of the country’s worst drought in decades. This year, the nation experienced its wet season in 40 years, with less than 20% of its expected rainfall. Deadly conditions were made worse by extreme heat exceeding 99℉ (37℃). For […]

Endangered pangolins need dedicated intensive care unit to survive.

Endangered pangolins need dedicated intensive care unit to survive.

Nigeria is a perilous country that even humans are scared of. Can you imagine just how terrifying it must be for a pangolin? Small, shy, and prized for their body parts, pangolins are deliberately and mercilessly hunted in a country teeming with wildlife criminals, leaving them with few spaces to hide. A dedicated safe space […]

Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!

Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!

When Phabeni was just four months old, he was spotted wandering alone near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, with his mother and herd nowhere in sight. Credit: HERD Our partner, HERD, raced to his rescue. They found the little calf covered head-to-toe in wounds and showing signs of severe starvation and dehydration. Judging […]

Track pangolins 💪 Stop poachers!

Track pangolins 💪 Stop poachers!

Five critically endangered pangolins, including a tiny baby and a very sick adult, have just been rescued in the nick of time from a horror meat market in Lao, Asia. Pancake the critically endangered pangolin receiving life-saving care at LCTW. Anti-poaching devices will enable our team to apprehend poachers in their tracks. Credit: LCTW The […]

Sick lion cubs are STILL waiting for your help!

Sick lion cubs are STILL waiting for your help!

Today, Issam and Kelly really need your help. This is their story… Every year, thousands of wild animals are trafficked around the world. The Middle East and North Africa are hotspot transit points for the trade. Animals are bred and sold to zoos or to be “exotic pets” for the rich – sent to unknown […]

Africa’s rhinos are headed for extinction.

Africa's rhinos are headed for extinction.

Africa’s poaching crisis is spiraling out of control, wiping out rhino populations and other irreplaceable wildlife species across the continent. Shockingly, at least one rhino is killed by poachers EVERY DAY in South Africa alone. As you read this, at least one and often many more magnificent rhino, blissfully unaware of the impending danger, is […]

Urgent help needed to save a young elephant from DEADLY SNARE!

Urgent help needed to save a young elephant from DEADLY SNARE!

A young elephant in Zimbabwe with a deadly snare wrapped around his head, neck, and left ear needs your help right away. Credit: KAWFT With each passing day, the snare tightens its grip around the animal’s throat – and without our immediate intervention, his life could be cut painfully short. Please help get our emergency […]

Asian wildlife sanctuary forced to SHUT, placing endangered animals in peril.

Asian wildlife sanctuary forced to SHUT, placing endangered animals in peril.

Bound, butchered for their meat, or forced to live as captive chained “pets.” This is the reality for thousands of wild animals in the Asian country of Laos – and now, you have an opportunity to help rush some to safety. Read on… Wild animals, some just infants, are stolen from the wild and kept […]

Illegal wildlife trade survivors need YOU!

Illegal wildlife trade survivors need YOU!

In South Africa, hundreds of thousands of indigenous wild animals are brutally slaughtered each year to feed the insatiable demand for their flesh, fur, teeth and bones. Jackals are a threatened species due to hunting, habitat loss and agriculture. Credit: FreeMe Wildlife Bushbabies, black-backed jackals, servals and caracals are some of the vulnerable species at […]