Cikananga Croc Appeal
One of our partner organisations, the Cikananga Wildlife Centre in West Java, is a wildlife rescue facility which houses and rehabilitates wild animals which have been confiscated by the authorities.
Over the past few months, Cikananga has received quite a number of crocodiles which have been confiscated from the illegal pet trade. In under half a year, they went from 10 to 27 crocs at the centre. Most of the crocodiles confiscated are the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), which is the largest living reptile on the planet. Other species confiscated are the false gharial (Tomistoma schlegeli) and New Guinea crocodile (Crocodylus novaguineae).
Sadly, many of the large crocodiles under their care cannot be released back into the wild, due to the high risk of conflict with humans. Due to human encroachment of natural habitat, there is very little suitable habitat left in Indonesia for crocodiles, especially large salties - which can grow up to 6 metres long!
Until a suitable release site is found and all the paperwork is in order, they will remain in Cikananga for an indefinite period of time. As a non-profit rescue facility, Cikananga is struggling with space and funding to maintain these crocs until then.
Therefore, we are in desperate need of funding to help these crocodiles and the amazing conservation work done by the team at Cikananga. To show your support, you can donate, or maybe even sponsor a crocodile!
It costs £110 to maintain a crocodile for a year, and by sponsoring a croc you will get:
- A certificate of adoption
- Regular updates on the animal
- A shout out on social media platforms
To sponsor a croc, please contact us via email at
To donate please click here