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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Interns learn from Indonesian wildlife experts

30 April 2018 – With Indonesian experts occasionally visiting Cikananga, this is a perfect opportunity for interns to learn more about animals species native to Indonesia. At the moment Nathan Rusli is staying at Cikananga and is giving a lecture about snake species, ecology and a handling demonstration.

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Wildlife Reserves Singapore supports Pangolins in Cikananga

4 April 2018 – We are very pleased with the help of Wildlife Reserves Singapore to provide feeding, to cover veterinary costs and the renovation of enclosures for the many Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica) that we welcomed in past months. We are currently awaiting permits for the two smaller Sunda Pangolins for releases. Pangolin Penny, who arrived here in November, is still court evidence in the legal case against the trader and she legally has to await that processes with us in Cikananga. Also later we want to start a fundraising campaign for tracking equipment to learn about the ecology of Pangolins in post release circumstances as data is massively lacking for this Critically Endangered IUCN Redlist species.

It’s known that Pangolins account for up to 20% of all worldwide wildlife trade. That means Pangolin species are heavily under threat, mainly because it’s wrongfully believed that their scales contain medical powers what keeps the trade going at alarming speed.

Manis javanica Wanicare

Manis javanica Sunda Pagolin CIkananga Wanicare II

Artist Maria Elena Luciani helps Wanicare

28 March 2018 – Meet artist Maria Elena Luciani: She started a Kickstarter campaign to raise attention for Wildlife conservation. As part of her round trip through south east Asia she made various paintings of wildlife, also of animals in Cikananga. Now she makes t-shirts available with prints of these amazing paintings.

Wanicare Cikananga Animals Conservation

A portion of the money she raises will be donated to Wanicare & Cikananga Wildlife Center. Want to know more: Follow this link!


Slow loris recovering well

23 March 2018- This rescued Slow loris arrived in February and he is successfully recovering from a amputation. For obvious reasons we called him Captain Hook, but the important thing is that he is doing really well. Hook was moved from the clinic to an outside enclosure this week where we keep a close eye on him to monitor his climbing skills and overall behaviour.

Javan Slow lorisses (Nycticebus javanicus) are listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN redlist. The trade is still very harsh but we have been able to rescue many of them from the illegal trade. Want to help these magnificent animals with a proper place to stay and appropriate care? Please contact us or donate right away.

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Slow loris Cikananga Wanicare plompe lori

Otters of Cikananga need your help

4 March 2018 – Today we launch a crowdfunding campaign as we are desperately looking for enclosures for 5 five rescued oriental small clawed otters from the illegal trade. These animals need urgent professional medical care and proper housing. Currently they are housed in poor conditions at another center that does not have the dedicated facilities or ability to provide specialized care they desperately need. Please take a look and hopefully you can support these animals and many otters in the future too that are in need of proper rescue facilities in Indonesia.

Want to help? Please visit:

Otter Wanicare Cikananga

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Otters Wanicare Cikananga

UN World Wildlife Day: Big Cats under threat

3 March 2018 – Today is UN World Wildlife Day and the theme of 2018 is “Big cats: predators under threat”. Wanicare is very pleased to see more attention for Big Cats as their populations are declining at alarming rate due to loss of habitat, conflicts with people, poaching and illegal trade.

Over the years we have rescued Javan Leopard and Clouded Leopards to the Cikananga Wildlife Center and we are actively working on solutions to change their uncertain future. For the Javan Leopard time is running out and we are working on valuable steps to research habitats on Java and release these Critically Endangered animals that are on the IUCN’s Red list. More information on our projects can be found the the Save the Javan Leopard Page.

Javan Leopard UN Wildlife 2018 Cikananga Leopard Java Leopards

Clouded Leopard UN Wildlife 2018 Cikananga Leopard Java Leopards

All help is welcome to make a difference, if you want to know more and get in contact? Please let us know.

Wanicare: Save The Javan Leopard.

Rescue: Again many young animals

28 February 2018 – Again we received young animals in Cikananga, among them a Gibbon, Macaques and a Cockatoo. With new arrivals in the past weeks and more to coming in the coming days we a looking for support, your help is very welcome to make sure we can give proper (medical) care and arrange housing in Cikananga.

All these young animals were confiscated by authorities from a private owner and are in reasonable, in tired condition and probably poached from the wild. First TBC tests are negative and today we are taking X-rays to exclude internal issues. The animals remain in quarantine for the coming period.

Gibbon Cikananga Wanicare Rescue Indonesia

Cockatoo Cikananga Wanicare Rescue Indonesia

Macaque Cikananga Wanicare Rescue Indonesia

Want to help? 
Please find the donate button on our website in the top right corner. The animals will be thankful as you support them!

Renovating enclosures for long tailed macaques

16 February 2018 – Our two newest long tailed macaques Hanneke and Fetri have finished their quarantine and sadly due to physical ailments and mental issues we can not release them to the wild.

Volunteers, interns and staff have been renovating the macaque enclosures and added new environmental enrichment in the enclosures as we hope to introduce these two to our existing group of three long tailed macaques. Very soon they will move in!

Interested in volunteering or an internship as a student at Cikananga? Let us know or visit our volunteer or intern page for more information.

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Cockatoos moved to new enclosure

12 February 2018 – It took a year to before we could move house Francesca out of her quarantine enclosure, but she seems incredibly happy now she is finally outside, and in a place where she gets much more attention.

Francesca Wanicare Cikananga Moluccan cockatoo Cacatua moluccensis 1

Francesca is highly-socialized and sadly cannot be released. But she has a lovely new aviary near the food house where she can observe the staff, interns and volunteers throughout the day. In the first week Francesca was very chatty but taking her time to explore her new place with her sulphur-crested cockatoo neighbours.

As you might know Marieke Tjebbes organized a fundraiser to build this enclosure for highly-socialized birds close to our foodhouse. We are so happy that these birds are now in a spacious place and are doing so much better! Thanks Marieke and everyone who contributed to this enclosure.

If you would like to help more birds like Francesca, please let us know. Many highly-socialized birds deserve a place where they get the space and attention that they deserve.