176 articles in category: News

New wildlife internships assignments available

1 June 2019 – We have new internships available for student in the field of conservation, veterinary, environmental studies and related. Please let us know if you are interested to join the Cikananga Wildlife Center to develop yourself and the rescue center! Link to the Internships Assignment page

Mongabay article on tragic ‘pet’ Otter trade

29 May 2019 – Otters are the next victim of a ‘pet’ hype around Asia. Cikananga Wildlife Center is part of the Mongabay article below, as we recognize the painful developments for Otters in the wild who end up in the illegal wildlife trade in horrible conditions. Please like and share the article to create […]

Aeres students from the Netherlands visit Cikananga

9 May 2019 – This week we receive Aeres MBO Almere students at Cikananga! Great to have this school again over and they work on different enrichment projects, visit projects sites and nature reserves close to Cikananga and learn hands-on about Indonesian flora and fauna. Keep up the good work!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]