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Photo update: 5 newly arrived Macaques

11 October 2016 – All 5 macaques that arrived last week were habituated as a result of to much interaction with humans. Therefor they won’t able to return to the wild, but of course we are going to make a great home for them!

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Maqacues releases

27 September 2016 – Today five new resident macaques arrived at Cikananga and soon we will introduce these happy individuals to you! But more important is that due to the great work of Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) two groups with a total of 25 macaques are now on their way to freedom! Three months ago they arrived at Cikananga for rehabilitation, now it is amazing to say goodbye, because soon they will roam free again on a beautiful island!

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Sophie and Anna released!

23 September 2016 – Back in 2013 two 6 months old Javan Lutungs named Anna and Sophie arrived in Cikananga. We are very happy to share that they are free again! Here some photos of their journey to the release site. Thanks to Javan Primates Conservation Project for the amazing work!

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Femi and Rosi are climbing

The two young orangutans Rosi and Femi are spending more and more time in the treetops playing or looking for food. It is amazing to see them recovering like they do, it will not be long now untill they will be ready for their journey back to Sumatra!14361382_1055922091190754_8844942278583253579_o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Orangutan day

19 August 2016 – The love for Orangutans is one of the reasons why Wanicare Foundation was established in 2008. During the years that Wanicare has been working in Indonesia, the situation for Bornean and Sumatran orangutans has only become worse due to the increasing number of hectares of forest disappearing for the palm oil industry. Every year the number of orangutans in the wild is rapidly decreasing and the number of orangutans in rescue centers increasing. Currently there are four orangutans under our care, including two recently rescued babies: Dodo, Noni, Femi and Rosi.
With today being International Orangutan Day we ask everyone to avoid the buying of products with palm oil, raise awareness and help to stop the brutal killing of mother orangutans so that their babies can be traded. Adopt an orangutan and take action now before it is too late!

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Update Rosi and Femi

1 August 2016 – Rosi, the first arrival, is very playful and keeps going up and down the playground. Femi, the second arrival, mostly stays close to the caretaker but when they meet somewhere along the playground Femi joins Rosi and they play together untill they get distracted by something else.

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Update Orangutan babies

28 July 2016 – The young orangutan that arrived yesterday morning is slowly settling in, which means she is also catching up on a lot of sleep. Her rescue was part of a big confiscation in which another four! young orangutans were saved from the hands of traders by a joint operation of JAAN, Centre for Orangutan Protection and BKSDA. These young orangutans are captured after their mothers are killed and in the case of this little girl her horrific journey continued when she was sent by box inside a public bus from Lampung, Sumatra, to Jakarta! Here at Cikananga she now receives 24hour care and love during her quarantine period to help her recover from her ordeal.

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Second Orangutan baby rescue in Cikananga

27 july 2016 – In the early morning of wednesday 27th July 2016, Cikananga received another 6 months old Orangutan from a confiscation by Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) in cooperation with BARESKRIM POLRI the police in Jakarta. Considering we must carefully care for these two vulnerable little babies, we could use every donation. Please let us know if you can help us.

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Update II on Orangutan rescue

24 July 2016 – After another good night it was time to go outside, she spent a half hour swinging and having fun with all the elements we have in our playground. Afterwards she was really tired, but her personality, independence and strength are amazing, therefore she already convinced us that she will find her way back to the treetops, her home. But first she will receive all the love and care to regain strength.

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