16 October 2018 – Escorted by (also) our staff, Femi and Rosi arrived at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) For Rosie and Femi a new chapter starts here, as they will be introduced into a group of similar aged orangutans. Here they can grow up and maybe in the future, they can find a new life in the wild…
We very happy to share they are in good condition and although all the stress during the transport they are doing all right. In the 2.5 years that Rosie and Femi were in our care at Cikananga we required help and found the support from many organisations and individuals who helped us care for the two girls and finaly enabled us to move them to Sumatra. Thanks for everyone who helped Rosie and Femi, special thanks to Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN), everyone in the Cikananga team and the people at Forestry Department who helped us out.
15 October 2018 – Their journey has finally started! At the moment Rosi and Femi are on the way to Jakarta airport. Tomorrow early morning they will fly with Sriwijaya Air to Medan Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP).
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12 October 2018 – Thumbs up for the transport boxes for Femi and Rosie!
Soon they will be translocated to Sumatra to Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) and we introduced them today to their transport boxes so they get familiar and more comfortable in preparation towards their journey back home.
This evening our colleagues at the Aspinall Javan Primate Center Came to collect the recently rescued female Javan Gibbon.
The Aspinall Foundation Javan Primate Center specializes in the rehabilitation and release of Javan Gibbons and Javan Langurs.
Cikananga & Wanicare work with a number of organizations to help wildlife in Indonesia. We can not work alone in the fight for wildlife and we all share the burden of the illegal wildlife trade together.
23 September 2018 – Cikananga and Wanicare have been invited to participate in Giving Day for Apes 2018 on September 25th- an international 24 hour event dedicated to raising money to assist apes in trouble across the world. In 2017 this event raised more than US$ 400,000! We are now asking for all our supporters to help us give a second chance to the apes that are affected heavily and horribly by the illegal wildlife trade!
With Apes like Orangutans and Gibbons increasingly being illegally traded across Indonesia, Cikananga has emerged on the frontline as a force to help these poor animals. Giving Day for Apes provides us the first opportunity and the perfect platform to help those affected.
So please share our posts with friends and family! If you can please donate, please follow the link to Mighty Cause! Every little bit counts!
Giving Day for Apes for Cikananga and Wanicare would not be possible without help from Arcus Foundation and Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) and Mighty Cause! Thank you!
19 September 2018 – In the first two weeks of September we have rescued many animals to Cikananga. Among them we received 1 crocodile, 2 Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, and 4 Asian Forest Tortoise from a private collection near Bogor. Forestry Department handed over the protected species to the care of Cikananga. On Monday September 17th, in association with The Little Fire Face Project, and Garut BKSDA we received 2 Javan Slow Loris (1 was found walking down the street in a village, most likely an escaped pet as it has no teeth, and the other, a juvenile, was found walking along a power line). Also 2 Pig Tailed Macaques where handed over from the forestry department. All have settled in well, eating and acclimatizing. We hope in the long term many of these animals can be released, however the loris with no teeth will be in our care for the reminder of it’s life due to the crew pet trade.
As an update on these animals we hold good hope that the two eagles can be released through Cikananga’s own rehabilitation project for Birds of prey in West Java, however we will need to investigate long term options for the other species in association with other NGO’s.
As some animals are from various islands across Indonesia, such as the lory from papua, and Silvered Leaf Monket from Borneo, or there is no safe local habitat to release them to, such as the long tailed macaque due to potential negaitve interactions with human populations.
29 August 2018 – Today was a long day for us. Our rescue team went to two places to rescue a Reticulate Python and a Javan Leaf Monkey. The python was trapped in the hydropower dam. The local people were afraid it will get stuck in the dynamo and decided to rescue it. The leaf monkey looks to have escaped from its illegal owner as there was chain on its waist. The locals reported to the police there was a leaf monkey around a paddy field and the terminal of Sukabumi. The police then initiated to evacuate it. Thanks to the Sukabumi Police Department and local concerned Indonesian people for helping us rescue these animals.
12 August 2018 – An exciting and challenging opportunity has become available at Cikananga Wildlife Center (CWC), as we are looking for an Enrichment Coordinator. We are looking for someone who will help refine and lead the enrichment program for our animals for a minimum period of 6 months.
Cikananga Wildlife Rescue Center takes care of on average 300 wild animals that are confiscated, and rescued. Providing enrichment to these animals is essential to prevent abnormal behavior since almost all animals are caught from the wild. In addition to enhancing captive welfare, it is also an important tool to trigger natural behaviors for animals that are being rehabilitated with the hope of reintroducing them back into the wild.
The coordinator of this program must be up for the challenge, you need to be organized, able to forward plan, able to work with managers, and keepers, lead a group of interns and volunteers and be resourceful and creative, working on a limited enrichment budget, utilizing existing and natural resources.
More info here: Enrichment Coordinator Cikananga Wanicare