4 July 2019 – This approximately 4 month old cub was probably separated from his mother by dogs in Garut area. A specialist team has been trying to reunite the mother and cub for almost a week, but sadly no trace was found of the mother. Then the difficult decision was made to evacuate the cub. Under close supervison of our vet we will need to provide comfort for this scared Leopard while he is getting used to new surroundings and routine. Cikananga Wildlife Center and Wanicare run a program to specifically protect the critically endangered Javan Leopard as this species is under enormous pressure due to poaching, prey base depletion and shrinking habitats. Todays remaining population is estimated at less than 250 mature individuals, with a decreasing population trend. The Javan Leopard is listed on the IUCN red list since 2008.
Amongst others, we realised at Cikananga specific rehabilitation enclosures for rescue and rehabilitation purposes. If you want to know more about the program or want to support it, please contact us.