The forestry police of Serang-Banten confiscated 80 Sumatran slow lorises, 44 owls, 120 squirrels, 330 white eyed birds, 20 bubul birds, 2 eagles and 1 cockatoo yesterday. These animals were confiscated from an animal trader who is ending up in prison! Which is of course a good thing.
A few animals already died before they arrived at Cikananga Wildlife Rescue Center because of the terrible condition they were in. A lot of the animals that were in good condition have been released already.
However, the situation right now is that Cikananga Wildlife Rescue Center received 80 Sumantran slow lorises and two eagles. We have to house them here in the Animal Rescue Center. But it is impossible for us to suddenly offer facilities and medical treatments with the capacities we have right now. We urgently need (physical) help, money and materials.
At the moment all volunteers and employees are working 24/7 to get cages ready for all the animals. Right now we have managed to finish 49 cages. Willemijn Eggen (founder of Wanicare Foundation working in the center says: ‘I have no idea how we can do this. And also, the care, the food and medical care they need. They all are in terrible shape after being kept in little cages by the animal trader.’
If Cikananga Wildlife Rescue Center doesn’t accept all these animals, they will probably all die a terrible death. Also, the forestry police will never again give the permission to confiscate, rehabilitate and release animals.