22 July 2017 – Today in #AnimalsofCikananga: Gerald, Indian Muntjak, (Muntiacus muntjak) IUCN: Least concerned
Also known as the Red Muntjak or the Barking Deer this individual, Gerald arrived in 2015. Not much in know about his background but the good thing is that we know more about his future, and that’s maybe even more important. Gerald is part of a release program in the south-west of Java: The Cikepuh Reserve.
Like many habitats, this area has suffered much in the last decades from deforestation, hunting and grazing from cattle, but with new efforts to restore and protect this reserve we plan releases for different animals in the coming months. That makes us happy, as well the animals involved like Gerald. Of course we will inform you when the releases start.
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: http://www.wanicare.com/how-to-help/donations
Photo by Jonathan J-Dawg Beilby