Cikananga Wildlife Center

A nonprofit organization

$692 raised

17% complete

$4,000 Goal

Tuesday, October 11th 2022!

Cikananga Wildlife Rescue Center has been operating on the frontline of wildlife conservation since 2001. Cikananga provides rescued animals a second chance by giving them a proper home and rehabilitation after enduring trauma. Providing all the animals the best care possible with a dedicated team of keepers and many volunteers who work hard every day. 

The 2 years of Covid had therefore, as all over the world, a big impact on the center. Not only did Cikananga therefore not have the extra hands from volunteers to help around the center but also a huge part of income disappeared. Subsequently, a lot of work has fallen behind, for example necessary maintenance of enclosures. We are very pleased therefore that Cikananga Wildlife Center and Wanicare have been invited to participate in the international 24 hour fundraising event from Giving Day for Apes.

Giving Day Apes is dedicated to raising money to assist apes in trouble across the world. 
Last year, in 2021 they raised a total amount of more than $960.000!! 
We are asking for all our supporters to help us give a second chance to the apes that are affected heavily and horribly by the ongoing illegal wildlife trade. 

For Cikananga Wildlife Center, we would like to focus our attention on 3 projects:

1. The translocation of 2 juvenile Agile Gibbons, Shanti and Chanee to Sumatra, their homeland 
to take another step towards their (final) release. 
To read about their journey and what a translocation is all about, check “updates” above! 

2. Building a sanctuary enclosure for Black, our Siamang who we sadly cannot release and 
needs a warm ‘forever’ home to grow old in. 
To read about his horrifying story, check “updates” above! 

3. Renovating and redesigning Noni and Dodo’s, our Bornean Orangutan’s, enclosure 
to provide them with multifunctional objects that can be used for enrichment. 
To read about the plans, check “updates” above!

Giving Day for Apes not only allows us to receive help directly from supporters, but also to spread awareness of the harrowing reality that these animals have to deal with by sharing the stories of our beloved apes and gibbons. Giving Day for Apes would not be possible without the help from The Arcus Foundation, The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and Mighty Cause, a big thank you!

There are bonus prizes available through a social competition tally board and power hours. 
We need your help to spread our fundraising efforts far and wide so you help us with helping the animals. 
So please share our posts and stories with friends and family! 
A small gesture already has a huge impact. Stay tuned for more details over the next few days on what we hope to raise cash for and how your donations can be stretched further! 
Not only on our behalf, but also on the behalf of the animals, thank you in advance

The Wanicare Foundation is a Dutch non-governmental and non-profit organization. It was established in 2009 by Willemijn Eggen, a Dutch National. From that moment on, The Wanicare Foundation started to help Cikananga Wildlife Center by providing (on-the-ground) support to the business operations and financial findings. 

Unfortunately, Java is losing more and more of its biodiversity. This is due to a high rate of deforestation
in order to create space for housing and agriculture due to the highest population density of any island in Indonesia. CITES stated that each signatory country has the commitment to establish animal rescue centers. 
Since 2011 around eight Multi Species Rescue Centers have been established in Indonesia, this all to stimulate 
and assist law enforcement of the ongoing illegal wildlife trade, and to facilitate the placement of confiscated animals. They have been cooperating together with local governments and other NGOs to find the best possible 
solutions for rescues, releases and medical care.  

Because of that, The Wanicare Foundation, in collaboration with Cikananga Wildlife Center, has started to implement habitat protection programs and release programs for the Endangered and Critically Endangered animals such as the wreathed hornbills and Javan leopards. This collaboration has made the center what it is today; a home to many different species such as Orangutans, Sun Bears, reptiles and many birds which receive professional care everyday from the team. Although this is a good foundation, Cikananga still depends on the help of donations and any other help to develop the center, provide proper enclosures, care and prepare releases. 

Do you also want to help us? Help of any kind is more than welcome and much appreciated! 

Thank you from us all,
Team Cikananga Wildlife Rescue Center
Pusat Penyelematan Satwa Cikananga

Organization Data


Organization name

Cikananga Wildlife Center


Education Animals Volunteer

Apes Categories

Gibbons, Orangutans


PO Box 32294
Washington, DC 20007