23 August 2017 – Today in #AnimalsofCikananga: Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea) IUCN status: Vunerable
Although endangered, sadly these animals are not protected in Indonesia, and that’s why we find them very often on markets or as pets at home, mostly very stressed and frustrated. Sometimes they turn into aggressive behaviour as they are kept in small cages and don’t get the right nutrition. Although we would like to rescue them, we are legally not equipped to do so but Some ended up in Cikananga after hand-overs from owners in the past, like Bubble and Squeak who arrived here last June. Still, we hope to release these otters in the future, if there is a possibility. Want to help? http://www.wanicare.com/how-to-help/donations
In the July and August of this year we share a series of photo’s we call #AnimalsofCikananga. With this series we hope to give some insights and backgrounds on the rescued animals that are here in Cikananga and are so typical for the many challenges wild animals face in Indonesia.
Of course, we also hope to raise some extra attention to the work we do for the animals, the –very often- tragic situations and hope to find some help, financially or otherwise. Please like, share, tag and tell your friends, and help us save the wildlife.
Photo: Iing Naturalica