Jakarta school visits us in Cikananga

13 March 2017 – This weekend 15 school children from Jakarta visited us in Cikananga for a weekend full of animals, nature, presentations about the wildlife and games with insights in de ecosystem and conservation. Thank you for visiting us again and all the enthusiasm! We strongly believe that education and awareness is the way forward to change how animals treated, if you want to know more about our education program, in the Netherlands and in Indonesia, please contact us at

Jakarta school education Cikananga Wanicare II

Fans for Nature visiting us in Cikananga

8 March 2017 – It’s amazing to receive the Fans for Nature foundation this year again in Cikananga. They are one of our most loyal supporters and it is great to spend time here together, and to show the progress were making as a result of their help. Helmut and the rest of the group: Thank you for your unceasing support!


Fans for nature Wanicare Cikananga



Update on the rescued birds

15 February 2017 – Upodate: Most of the birds are doing fine and are in a pretty good shape considering the stressful moments and their history. Some are under medical treatment but no critical care is needed.  Sadly we also have to share that two of the birds died, a Moluccan cockatoo and a Palm cockatoo. We are waiting for the autopsy results, but from previous situations we know that after heavy stress some birds can become prone for all kinds of sicknesses in the first days. Of course we will keep you updated, please know that all efforts to help us are very welcome for medication, care, future enclosures & else. IBAN Number : NL 65 ABNA 05155 4498 1 with BIC Number: ABNANL2A or check the donate button on our FB page.

Bird confiscation 15 feb 17



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52 Endangered Birds rescued!

8 february 2017- Large Bird Rescue Operation! In close cooperation with Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN), LASA and the police we received 52 endangered birds they are doing reasonably OK. Now the first critical care is given to birds, they are placed in temporary quarantine cages. In a couple of months they need to be transfer to outside enclosures, but considering the huge number of birds in Cikananga, we are short on adequate space. Also substantial costs need to be made for daily care, food and medical treatment. We could really use help! Please let us know or donate right away: IBAN Number : NL 65 ABNA 05155 4498 1 with BIC Number: ABNANL2A or through Paypal

Please find on our Facebook page a video.

Bird confiscation feb 17 2



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8 Eagles moved to new, larger enclosures

31 january 2017 – Today we moved 8 Eagles to larger and much better enclosures. Hereby we can move them out of the mesh enclosures and into spacious enclosures that are made from net. It’s ensures the wings and beaks of the birds don’t get damaged and the proces to rehabiliation will be easier.

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The new bird block is ready for the first hornbills!

25 January 2017 – We are very happy with this nessesary addition because many different birds arrived in recent years. Today 3 Hornbills moved in and in the coming week some eagles will be housed in this block. Of course we are very happy to realise these enclosures, but still additional spacious enclosures are needed. If you want to help please contact us!

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We want thank everyone who visted us yesterday!

16 January 2017 – We want to thank everyone who attended the yearly fundraiser! All the idea’s, help, donations and encouragement make it a great start of 2017. As we shared yesterday, we are making great progress in and around Cikananga for the animals and it seems that 2017 has much more great things to come! Even more questions or idea’s? Just let us know!


New rescued animals at Cikananga

30 december 2016 – Some new arrivals last week from different confiscations: Some are in reasonable shape, other needed direct medical treatment. There is 1 small crocodile, 1 young slowloris and 2 cockatoo’s. The slowlorris who is named Billy has very bad teeth and we needed to treat him right away. Cockatoo’s Croky and Cookie are doing fine considering the stress, although Croky has a broken beak and has parasites and underwent treatment. The young crocodile is young but in a fair condition. We will keep you updated!

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Yearly Wanicare update in Zuidwolde

18 december 2016 – Early January Willemijn and Roel will be back in the Netherlands for the yearly update. So for all Dutch contacts: 15 januari van 15:00 tot 17:00 in Zuidwolde: Jullie zijn allemaal uitgenodigd!

Wanicare Foundation jaarlijkse update

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Zondag 15 januari 2017 • 15.00 – 17.00 uur
Cultuurhistorisch streekmuseum De Wemme
Burgemeester Tonckensstraat 49, Zuidwolde


New slowlorris enclosure ready!

15 December 2016 – A big moment for the slowlorrises in Cikananga; the new slowlorris-block is ready and all slowlorrises that before were housed in smaller cages were moved this week, spread over 7 different enclosures inside the block. Last year we realized a similar block, and with this addition all slowlorrises are now housed in spacious enclosures. It’s a big difference from the old cages, now they have much more room to move around and this helps the rehabilitation process. We are very grateful to our sponsors: Thank you! It’s an enormous step forward!

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Wanicare slowlorris Javan Cikananga