12 December 2019 -We are incredibly saddened as Pak Alen suddenly passed away yesterday. As a father figure to all of us and working at Cikananga since the very start, Pak Alen was a key pillar for the center and the community around it. Pak Alen combined amazing kindness, humor, humbleness with phenomenal knowledge about animals. It made Pak Alen an admirable and respected man, who will be missed dearly by the Cikananga team, the animals in the center and the many people around him and his family.
We want to express our deepest condolences to the family of Pak Alen, to his wife, his children and his grandchildren where he always spoke about in the most loving way.
Cikananga will not be the same now we need to do without you.