Release: Owls fly to freedom

14 July 2018 – Great news for the owls that arrived months earlier with us in Cikananga, they will have a soft release which enables us to check on them easier and the night camera keeps track of them…


Rescue of endangered slow loris in our clinic

7 July 2018 – A recent arrival, a Javan Slow loris. Critically endangered and find often in the illegal trade. This individual spends the first weeks in clinic for observation closely monitored by our vets. And hopefully a release back to wild is possible…


Interested in volunteering work in the rescue center or internships for wildlife conservation? Contact please visit our volunteer or internship page.

Students work on renewed enrichment in Cikananga

In the coming weeks we will share updates about the renewed enrichment program that we developed over the last months. Today we start with the slow lorises, clouded leopard and the Hecki macaques!

With great help of different students and volunteers that helped develop the enrichment program, we are happy to see even more physical and mental activity for the animals in the Cikananga rescue center! Many thanks!

Want to join us as an conservation / wildlife / (para) veterinarian student or a an volunteer? Check the our internship or volunteer page.

Wanicare Slow loris Cikananga enrichment

Wanicare Hecki Cikananga enrichment

Wanicare Leopard Cikananga enrichment

Wanicare volunteer rescue center Cikananga


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Orang Utan Help provides us an anaesthesia machine!

9 June 2018 – Last month we received a completely refurbished anaesthesia machine with the wonderful help of Orang Utan Help Lëtzebuerg a.s.b.l It’s an amazing addition to our clinic and makes a great difference to provide the best possible medical treatment to the 350 animals that are in Cikananga.Also the help of IAR Indonesia for the renewal is very much appreciated!

Cikananga Wanicare clinic improvement

Thanks on behalf of the animals!

Aeres students in Cikananga do impressive work!

2 June 2018 – The students of Aeres MBO from Almere who visited Cikananga already left last week, but they did some impressive work in and around Cikananga. New enrichment for many animals, wildlife workshops, bird habitat examinations, planting of trees in the Takokak Reserve and much much more! Many thanks again and see you in Cikananga!

Want to visit Cikananga as a student? Take a look at our internship page.

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Cikananga Students Aeres

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Cikananga participates in Cassowary taskforce

20 May 2018 – In the last months Cikananga was involved in important steps for all confiscated Cassowaries in Indonesia. As relocating Cassowaries to Papua is very challenging and needs support from various organizations that met first in in Cikananga and later in Papua to conduct workshops. This group consists of Indonesian wildlife rescue center PPS Tasikok, ASTI Bogor, Cikananga Wildlife Center (PPSC), the involved local authorities BKSDA West Java, BKSDA Papua and Dinas Papua and enablers Blue Forrest, Freeport and USAID. The workshops were organized to create an action plan regarding legalization, quarantine procedures and cooperation between all involved parties. Director of Cikananga Wildlife Center Resit Sozer headed the group of 3 Cikananga staff members participating in the workshops.

Cikananga Cassowary Wanicare Papua

We are striving to bring back all Cassowaries back to Papua that were confiscated from the illegal trade on different islands in Indonesia in the past years. Also, this program aims to be a stepping stone for the numerous other species from Papua that are under treat and develop (related) conservation programs.

Cikananga Papua Wanicare Cassowary

More updates to follow in the coming months!


Cikananga rescue team turns out to Javan Leopard

18 May 2018 – Yesterday the Cikananga Widlife Center Rescue Team was involved in a rescue effort for a very young Javan Leopard as it was discovered under a house in the Sukabumi area near the Gede Pangrango National Park. After a medical check and careful consideration that included the BKSDA authorities, National Park staff, Taman Safari staff and our vet it was decided to release the animal at the National Park to provide an opportunity to regroup with the mother.

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Cikananga Javan Leopard Wanicare 2

More information on our Javan Leopard programme here.

Aeres MBO school from the Netherlands visits Cikananga

16 May 2018 – This week we welcome Aeres MBO Almere school from the Netherlands to Cikananga. We are very excited to welcome them again! The students are studying applied biology or animal care and work on different projects in and around Cikananga, like replanting of trees in a nearby reserve and the rebuilding of furniture and climbing constructions in different enclosures. More updates to follow!

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More info about the visit from students of Aeres can be found on the website 

New internship assignments available

14 May 2018 – Are you studying conservation, ecology, a wildlife related field or to be a veterinarian? Join us to learn in a unique setting in Indonesia and experience wildlife in the front line of conservation work.

Take a look at our internship assignment page to find more specifics, assignments starting from October for various backgrounds and studies.

Veterinary Internship Indonesia

Cikananga festival in France!

3 May 2018 – This year a group of Ahims’Animals from France are visiting Cikananga and they are organizing a Festival in France at La Possonière, lieu dit “Les Arpents” on 19 and 20 May to raise funds for the SOS Macaque enclosure renovations. Especially as it’s #internationalmacaqueweek this makes the macaques in Cikananga very happy!

If you are around or want to contribute to this amazing initiative, please take a look, donate or of course: Visit the CIKANANGA FESTIVAL! More information can be found here.

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