Rescue operation from illegal trade: Massive inflow of animals in Cikananga!

8 December 2018 – In the past days we have been involved in 5 different rescue operations which include 73 animals that need to be housed in Cikananga and even more are on their way to Cikananga. Many were trafficked in horrible conditions, like the Peacocks in plastic bags packed up in a truck. But now they are relieved from the trauma in Cikananga.

Among them are 2 Sulphur Crested Cockatoo’s, 12 Crocodiles, 2 Ornate Lorikeet, 6 Blue Backed parrots, 45 Peacocks, 2 Red junglefows and 2 juvenile Wreated Hornbills. As we are working around the clock to give these animals a proper quarantine enclosure, we are desperate for help. Al help is welcome to make the best of the situation and provide these vulnerable animals suitable care they need. If you can help us, please donate.

New enclosure for young primates ready!

3 December 2018 – Amazing news! The newest enclosure in Cikananga is one we hope to realize already a very long time. As many young primates become victim of illegal trade, they are rescued into our care. But as these young primates need care around the clock, we had no other option than to put them in sub optimal enclosures inside the clinic, occupying the little room we have. Luckily with a generous donation we have been able to built a specifically designed enclosure right next to our clinic so the young and vulnerable primates can have both around the clock care as well a proper spacious enclosure where they can learn how to climb in an very closed of environment to limited the interaction with our staff, which helps them to stay wild and act upon their instincts. Last week gibbon Mowgli was placed inside the enclosure and he seems very pleased! We would like to thank Stichting Nijdier for their great help realizing this enclosure, it’s wonderful!

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Presquet’s Parrot in Cikananga

5 November 2018 – A native to the Montane Forests of Papua, they are a highly specialized frugivore- meaning the have evolved a special beak to eat mostly various types of fruit.  As you can see ‘Angry Bird’ just loves his morning papaya!
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Sadly, like all our birds at Cikananga, he was illegally caught from the wild and traded to be someone’s pet! We hope in the future he may one day return to the mountains of Papua.

Rosie and Femi arrived at SOCP!

16 October 2018 – Escorted by (also) our staff, Femi and Rosi arrived at Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) For Rosie and Femi a new chapter starts here, as they will be introduced into a group of similar aged orangutans. Here they can grow up and maybe in the future, they can find a new life in the wild…

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We very happy to share they are in good condition and although all the stress during the transport they are doing all right. In the 2.5 years that Rosie and Femi were in our care at Cikananga we required help and found the support from many organisations and individuals who helped us care for the two girls and finaly enabled us to move them to Sumatra. Thanks for everyone who helped Rosie and Femi, special thanks to Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN), everyone in the Cikananga team and the people at Forestry Department who helped us out.


Femi and Rosie start their journey home!

15 October 2018 – Their journey has finally started! At the moment Rosi and Femi are on the way to Jakarta airport. Tomorrow early morning they will fly with Sriwijaya Air to Medan Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP).



Many thanks to the amazing help of Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) and the forestry department.

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Rosie and Femi get ready to fly back home!

12 October 2018 – Thumbs up for the transport boxes for Femi and Rosie!

Rosie Femi Cikananga SOCP Wanicare
Soon they will be translocated to Sumatra to Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) and we introduced them today to their transport boxes so they get familiar and more comfortable in preparation towards their journey back home.

Cikananga handsover Javan Gibbon to specialized Aspinall Center

This evening our colleagues at the Aspinall Javan Primate Center Came to collect the recently rescued female Javan Gibbon.

The Aspinall Foundation Javan Primate Center specializes in the rehabilitation and release of Javan Gibbons and Javan Langurs.

Cikananga Aspinall Wanicare Foundation Gibbon

Cikananga & Wanicare work with a number of organizations to help wildlife in Indonesia. We can not work alone in the fight for wildlife and we all share the burden of the illegal wildlife trade together.

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Cikananga & Wanicare participate in Giving Day for Apes

23 September 2018 – Cikananga and Wanicare have been invited to participate in Giving Day for Apes 2018 on September 25th- an international 24 hour event dedicated to raising money to assist apes in trouble across the world. In 2017 this event raised more than US$ 400,000! We are now asking for all our supporters to help us give a second chance to the apes that are affected heavily and horribly by the illegal wildlife trade!

Cikananga Wanicare orang utan

With Apes like Orangutans and Gibbons increasingly being illegally traded across Indonesia, Cikananga has emerged on the frontline as a force to help these poor animals. Giving Day for Apes provides us the first opportunity and the perfect platform to help those affected.

So please share our posts with friends and family! If you can please donate, please follow the link to Mighty Cause! Every little bit counts!

Giving Day for Apes for Cikananga and Wanicare would not be possible without help from Arcus Foundation and Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) and Mighty Cause! Thank you!

New rescued animals to Cikananga

19 September 2018 – In the first two weeks of September we have rescued many animals to Cikananga. Among them we received 1 crocodile, 2 Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, and 4 Asian Forest Tortoise from a private collection near Bogor. Forestry Department handed over the protected species to the care of Cikananga. On Monday September 17th, in association with The Little Fire Face Project, and Garut BKSDA we received 2 Javan Slow Loris (1 was found walking down the street in a village, most likely an escaped pet as it has no teeth, and the other, a juvenile, was found walking along a power line). Also 2 Pig Tailed Macaques where handed over from the forestry department. All have settled in well, eating and acclimatizing. We hope in the long term many of these animals can be released, however the loris with no teeth will be in our care for the reminder of it’s life due to the crew pet trade.

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As an update on these animals we hold good hope that the two eagles can be released through Cikananga’s own rehabilitation project for Birds of prey in West Java, however we will need to investigate long term options for the other species in association with other NGO’s.

Cikananga rescue Wanicare macaque

As some animals are from various islands across Indonesia, such as the lory from papua, and Silvered Leaf Monket from Borneo, or there is no safe local habitat to release them to, such as the long tailed macaque due to potential negaitve interactions with human populations.

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Animals rescue Indonesia Wanicare Cikananga