News

Rosie en Femi released!

1 May 2019 – Amazing news from Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) as Rosie and Femi, who spent a long period of time in Cikananga after their initial rescue will be released. Currently they are moved to a monitored area, and final release will happen in weeks to months depending their behavior. After an intensive period in the rehabilitation program of SOCP they are back in the wild!
Certainly this is the one thing why we do our work with so many dedicated people and organisations around us. Thanks to everyone involved, of course including SOCP, Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN)and the many others who have been part of this!

Photo credit with SOCP.

New Bear platforms!

15 April 2019 – We are so happy to receive support from Sunbear Outreach to improve the bear facilities here in Cikananga. With more permanent structures the Sunbears can enjoy more physical activity as well this helps us to lower the use of fresh trees from the surrounding area. Keep following us to see which other improvements we have planned for the bears.

Six Javan Slow lorises handed over to IAR for release

16 March 2019 – Six Javan Slow lorises were handed over to International Animal Rescue Indonesia. At IAR they will get a second chance to live a life in the wild. Last night all lorises arrived safely at IAR. These critically endangered animals a under great threat of the international wildlife trade. As  Cikananga rescued many of them in the past years,we are very happy to see these individuals are fit enough for a second life in the wilderness.

Cikananga & Wanicare celebrate WorldWildlifeDay

3 March 2019 – The Cikananga Wildlife Center and Wanicare celebrate UN #WorldWildlifeDay. Since the start of Cikananga in 2001 and Wanicare (since 2009) thousands of animals have found a home at Cikananga. Every day we try to improve the circumstance for the animals by training our awesome staff, new and improved enclosures, extensive enrichment, better diets, alliances with other organisations and we develop release program to ensure that all animals, if possible, can live a life in the wild. We run solely on the support of donations and volunteers who support our work for the many animals who are victim of the wildlife trade or lost their habitat, don’t hesitate if you want to help as well…


Photo’s by Nikki Dodd, Ben and Robyn.

Successful otter introduction and a finished quarantine

19 February 2019 – A successful introduction with our residents otters Molly and Oliver. Oliver has been alone his whole life, and since otters are such social animals we are glad we could partner him up with Molly. It has been lovely to watch them together while they can’t get enough of eachother.

The quarantine is ready now, although we will have to put some paint on it! The quarantine is crucially important for the well being of newly arrived otters who need to be separated from other otters to check for sicknesses and wait for lab tests. Thanks to all supporters such as Humane Society International Australia of the Project Sero for otters in Cikananga.

Mongabay on Cikananga’s & Wanicare’s conservation efforts

7 January 2019 – Mongabay publishes a article about the conservation efforts of Cikananga and Wanicare. Staff member and Inge Tielen comments on rescue efforts of  yellow-crested cockatoo’s and other birds who were rescued to Cikananga Wildlife Rescue Center in the past. The Mongabay article can be found here:  Indonesia confiscated some 200 pet cockatoos. What happened to them?

The cockatoos stuffed in plastic bottles, confiscated from a smuggler in 2015. These birds from the article were not rescued to Cikananga. Image by Petrus Riski for Mongabay.

10 Years Wanicare Celebration Concert!

6 January 2019 – We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary! For all our Dutch followers:

In 2019 bestaat Wanicare 10 jaar! Dit willen we vieren tijdens het jaarlijkse benefiet concert. Naast een schitterend concert van Laura Kits en Hubert Eggen willen we dit jaar het 10-jarig jubileum van Wanicare vieren met een terugblik naar de enorme ontwikkeling die we dankzij jullie steun hebben kunnen realiseren en een vooruitblik.

Laura Kits en Hubert Eggen spelen een schitterend concert met nummers van Laura’s oude en nieuwe album. Samen toeren ze momenteel door Nederland. Laura laat zich inspireren door artiesten zoals Carrie Underwood en Miranda Lambert, maar ook door Bruce Springsteen, The Beatles en the Eagles.

Wil je ook komen? Aanmelden kan via info at wanicare.com

Het benefietconcert wordt zoals elk jaar weer mede mogelijk gemaakt door Rooth – Dedemsvaart.

Cockatoos stolen from Cikananga

17 December 2019 – Last Thursday morning our team was shocked and saddened to find out that one pair of palm cockatoos were stolen in the night of Wednesday 12 December. Traces indicate that criminals broke into the back of the gated rescue center grounds and moved their way into the middle of the center using natural cover. The lock of the Cockatoo enclosure was broken and evidence of the taking of these birds were found inside the cage. We are determined to find these beautiful and vulnerable palm cockatoos back and therefore ask everyone to please report immediately to the closest BKSDA, Gakkum or using the online application (link below) when you see a palm cockatoo on the market or at someone’s place. LINK