Help us help endangered Slow lorises

18 February 2021 – Most of the Slow lorises in Cikananga are coming directly from the trade or are found at illegal owners who believe they make good pets. But the opposite is true, these nocturnal primates are in need of very specific diets, are poisonous when thevly bite and are very sensitive to stress. Even here at the rescue center we need to keep them under close supervision, where they live in large, semi natural enclosures and are being fed a very specific diet that includes for example tree gum. Currently there are 9 Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) at Cikanaga and this species is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red list, due to illegal trade and shrinking habitats.

Do you want to help these magnificent animals? Please do not hesitate as we can use all support as we are finacially struggling as a result of the corona crisis.  With no visitors at the rescue center, we mis out on a very significant income stream that help us pay for the food, medicine, keeper wages and other operational costs. Help us help!

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Conservation education for students continue online

4 February 2021 – Conservation education continues online: This time Wanicare founder Willemijn Eggen explains the what happens on a daily basis at Cikananga, with Inge Tielen attending live from the rescue center. Together they teach students from Helicon Velp in the Netherlands in a series of classes on the importance of conservation, rescue operations and the goals of Cikananga and Wanicare.

BREAKING: Cikananga called to confiscation of 184 birds

14 January 2021 – Today Cikananga was called to a confiscation of 184 birds, among them are different protected cockatoo and parrots species. A collaboration of different local police and other governmental authorities revealed these animals at an illegal wildlife trader in the Sukabumi regency.
This resulted in a busy day preparing cages for new arrivals at Cikananga. Tomorrow we will be taking a large number of these birds to Cikananga. We will try our very best to accommodate these birds in our quarantines and provide them with the required (medical) care on arrival.
As we anticipate on a large number animals in need of care, we want to reach out to our community to support us in the coming period.
If you want to help, please don’t hesitate as our budgets are already under great pressure as a result of the corona situation. Any donation is welcome to support these birds, please find our the donation page on this website of contact us at
Updates will follow soon.


Bird introductions to start 2021

10 January 2021 – Cikananga started the year with introducing Sulphur crested cockatoos to each other. In this group are now 5 individuals, all different backgrounds and all different personalities. In the front is Yuyu, she has been alone for a long time and the feather condition is likely a consequence of that (plucking), because #medical issues were not found. The first day everyone was overwhelmed, Yuyu however was extremely interested in everything and everyone around her, a very curious and confident individual which we hope will now settle in and give her feathers the chance to grow.

Rescued animals arrive at Cikananga

2 January 2021 –  In the last week of the year we had two animals arriving, both in immediate need of attention. A sulphur Crested Cockatoo kept as a pet for more than 5 years in Bandung area was brought to us by Rezoo volunteers. This kind and easy going cockatoo appears to be having very destructive behavior, and when not having the possibility of chewing on wood or other enrichment it likely started plucking its feathers, we have high hopes to improve his appearance and condition.

Next a more rare bird species was reported in need of rescue, this Black eagle (Ictinaetus malaiensis) was caught by people after it was found catching one of their chickens. When brought to us our veterinarians found concerning medical issues, of which one is that the eagle appears to have serious damage to one of his eyes.
However its overall behavior indicates there might be more going on and the coming month we will be closely monitoring and performing checks to find out what might have happened to this eagle.

Wanicare & Cikananga wishing you a merry Christmas

25 December 2020 – We want to wish you all a merry Christmas and a great 2021!

We are concluding a challenging year where many of you have helped us to deal with, amongst others, the corona situation.
First of all we want to thank you for helping us, not only financially but also emotionally as we had to deal with a lot in 2020.

Corona still has a huge impact on the rescue center and our abilities to generate income as we can not receive any visitors like volunteers, interns or schools. At Cikanaga the team has been working day in, day out to care for the nearly 500 animals in a pretty isolated way for 9 months now.

Between all this we can safely say we are looking forward to 2021 and we trust its going be a much better year. This we can definitely achieve with your help.

Any support for the animals of Cikananga is welcome to bridge the period until we can open the doors again for visitors, hopefully in 2021. With this help we can buy daily nutrition and medical supplies for the animals and continue to pay for the salaries of the keepers and vet team.

Best regards,

Willemijn Eggen on behalf of the full Wanicare and Cikananga team.

Three Times a Lady Christmas fundraiser

20 Decemer 2020 – And here it is! The ‘Three Times a Lady’ Christmas show for Wanicare featuring music, the fabulous and hilarious Julie as well some highlights on Cikananga Wildlife Center and an item on the illegal animal trade. This year a corona proof, full video version of the yearly festive show, to raise attention for the animals and for you to sit back and enjoy Christmas 2020 with a smile.

On behalf of the 500 animals at Cikananga, we wish you a great Christmas and we look forward to meet you in 2021 again.



Sustainable farming to feed the rescued animals

16 November 2020 – The sustainable farm at Cikananga is now already producing about 4,5kg food for the animals. We are proud that this healthy food is provided to all kinds of species throughout the center! This new and growing initiative helps us to efficiently provide food to the 500 animals at Cikananga, who depend on a healthy diet for their wellbeing.

Do you want to help out this new program, or are just interested in how the sustainability program is developing, please let us know while there is a special newsletter dedicated to this program available. More information at

We Announce the Arfah Nasution Memorial Fund

22 October 2020 – ANNOUNCEMENT – A part of the funds collected through the crowdfunding for the treatment of Arfah will be put towards the new Arfah Nasution Memorial Fund. This grant will provide once a year the opportunity for young Indonesian women working in conservation to apply for support for travel and general expenses to gain experience by following courses-trainings and/or conferences in Indonesia or abroad.

Arfah dedicated her life to nature conservation from an early age and worked for the Cikananga Foundation as our field biologist from 2014 to 2020. Over the past summer she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, a battle that she lost in September of this year.

Besides working in the field Arfah always loved getting opportunities to learn and gain experience. She was happy with each opportunity and had been accepted for courses the last years, but finding enough funds to allow her to travel or pay all expenses was always a big challenge and sadly often not successful. Therefore we believe this Memorial Fund will be the perfect way to honour Arfah, because her memory will provide an opportunity for young women to learn and contribute to the conservation of Indonesia’s nature and wildlife.

The first call for applications will be in the second half of 2021, to give the team the opportunity to prepare all details such as application forms, selection procedure and evaluation.
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Importance of diets for primates

17 September 2020 – Lunch time for the primates at the Cikananga wildlife center! Healthy food is very important to stay fit, in the wild but certainly so in the rescue center. At Cikananga we provide nutritious diets that include many fruits, leaves, vegetables and if required additional supplements to keep them healthy. Food is also an important enrichment tool that we for example provide packed in bamboo or a simple carton. Also we keep up the variety so they will never get bored, eat a proper meal and stay creative in finding food for once they return to the wild! This month we received a large donation of fresh food from a friendly supporter from Sukabumi, thank you!

Do you want to support these primates? Contact us at info at or donate at our website.