Rescue: Critically Endangered Pangolin arrives in Cikananga

17 November 2017 – In the last weeks we received another worrying wildlife trade case: A Sunda Pangolin, we called her Penny and she is Critically Endangered. Sadly we are legally bound to await the court case against the trader before we can release her back to the wild, and it’s unclear how long this will take. We are very happy with the help we received to make sure we can take care for her in the meantime.

Different sources state that Pangolins account for up to 20% of all the wildlife trade, so Pagolin species are heavily under threat. Their scales are believed to contain medical powers, which is of course utter nonsense. To address this situation Pangolins species are all listed on the IUCN Red List, ranging from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered.

Al help is welcome to care for Penny, she is such an magnificent and peaceful animal…. Please contact us to help her and the many other animals in Cikananga that are under threat.

Pangolin rescue Wanicare CikanangaPangolin rescue Wanicare Cikananga

STOP THE WILDLIFE TRADE! Let Wanicare help the illegally traded wildlife in Indonesia with a donation.

Donation received! Thank you!

7 november 2017 – We would like to thank Anita van Dooren and Harriette Tiebosch with their donation to us to help the animals in Cikananga. It’s amazing!


Donation Wanicare Cikananga OCT17

Rescue of 4 illegaly kept wild animals

15 October 2017 – After a confiscation by JAAN (Jakarta Animal Aid Network) this Friday we received 2 Binturongs, a Green Tree Python and a Bali Starling. They were illegally kept as pets by a private owner. Not all are in the best physical shape, but considering the circumstances they are doing OK. As the animals are now in quarantine we could not take so many pictures.

Rescue OCT 17




Slow loris rescue to Cikananga

11 October 2017 – A partner organisation brought a Javan Slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) to us after it was handed over to them by local villagers close to their project site. As the his body condition is far from good and his hand needs medical attention it was brought to us in Cikananga. Hopefully he will regain his strength, but a more in-depth medical check later will determine whether his physical state is good enough for a potential return to the wild. For now his is in the clinic and we are happy to see he is eating pretty well.

Javan Slow lorises are Critically endangered according to IUCN and are under heavily treat due to habitat loss and illegal trafficking as they became popular as pets. But please be informed that slow lorises are wild animals, suffer enormously in the process of being poached from the wild and suffer even more as they live outside their natural habitats and without the right diet or care.

Nycticebus javanicus Wanicare


— Want to know about internships or volunteer work at Cikananga? We even have a intern assignment available to help us with the slow lorises, please take a look here.

Hornbills move to new enclosure

2 October 2017 – The first Hornbills moved in: Look at them! They seem to enjoy themselves now they finally can spread their wings! Now there are many steps to take before they can be fly out in the wild, but it’s at least this is a huge improvement for their welfare and a start for the rehabilitation process.

A video can be found on Youtube.



Update on rescued otters

20 September 2017 – Besides positive developments, sometimes we also have to report sad news as rescue work is not without setbacks. As you might remember, we received 2 otters here: Bubbles and Squeaks. At first impression they looked to be in reasonable good shape and this was confirmed in the week after when our vet performed the standard virus tests on them. Both were active and did eat well. Unfortunately, on the daily routine of our Otter Keeper, he found Bubbles and Squeaks unconscious and they were directly brought to the clinic. Sadly they both died shortly after.

Our vet performed autopsy and this showed that both suffered from severe protozoa infections that unfortunately was not pick-up by our regular anthelmintic. Still we believe their dead was not only caused by this, but that other issues were in play. Samples from the autopsy are sent to the laboratory for additional testing.

This once again shows what wildlife / pet trade does to wild animals! Bubbles and Squeaks were taken from the wild and held in small dirty cages, received a bad diet and were rejected from any care. It underlines that wild animals do not make good pets and suffer in captivity if they don’t recieve professional care.

As we received some donations for Bubbles and Squeaks, we want to let you know that this money will be used for the other Otters and animals in our care that are also in need of help. If you instead would like a reimbursement of your donation or have any other questions about this matter, please let us know by a private message or e-mail:

Photo: Bubbles and Squeaks in the transport cages



New Internship assignments available!

18 September 2017 –  Looking for an Internship? On our website we have listed some assignments, please let us know if your studying (para-) veterinarian, conservation, ecology of similar.

Veterinary Internship Indonesia

Take a look here! Please know that there are a lot of possbilities if you are studying a different field. Let us know!