Large parts of Indonesia’s rainforests are being destroyed. So, hundreds of orangutans and other critically endangered species are dying or losing their homes. The orphaned young are frequently sold into the illegal exotic pet trade. They are condemned to spend their lives in cramped cages. Often they eat unsuitable diets and have to perform dangerous and demeaning tricks for human entertainment. That’s where the Wildlife Rescue Centre comes in.
Rehabilitation and Release where Possible
The Centre will receive and care for rescued animals confiscated from illegal ownership under the Protected Wildlife Law. Whenever possible, the centre prepares them for rehabilitation. Unfortunately, many animals cannot be returned to the wild due to health or behavioural conditions, so they make the Centre their permanent home.
As we are charity based, we can’t deny that many of the animal’s enclosures are less than suitable but we constantly strive to improve the conditions for the animals. We greatly welcome every donation, whether it be great or small. We appreciate and support people running their own sponsorships in our favour and, of course, if you’re interested in our Volunteer or School Group program, please get in touch right away to see your contribution go a long way!
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I’ve travelled for many years and had alot of experiences but working at WRC is one of the best and most rewarding experiences I have ever done. All the staff made me feel like family and it is a family I am honoured to be part of. It may be a small centre but the passion, hardwork and dedication speaks for itself with all the achievments WRC have gained. I have no regrets and enjoyed the whole thing and hopefully in the future see them all again. I have gained memories and friendships I will cherish for my whole life so thank you to the whole team at WRC.
We loved our time at WRC. We went as part of our honeymoon as my dream has always been to work with orangutans and I wasn’t
disappointed. The staff were lovely and I loved the fact that we got to help out with all different animals. It was also lovely being involved to help teach English. As a teacher myself, it was great to have an opportunity to help the local community as well as the animals at the centre. One of my favourite parts of our stay was going to one of the staff members houses for dinner as it was a great insight into the culture and the food was delicious!
I have such fond memories of my time at WRC and it’s something I will never forget.
Really enjoyed my time at WRC – I volunteered here in 2014 for a week and wished I could have stayed longer. We got to learn a lot about the animals and their stories of how they ended up in the centre are really heart breaking. They are doing great things at the centre in helping these animals live as close to nature as possible. I really liked doing the enrichment work like making the bear bags.
The accommodation was great – I shared a room with another lovely volunteer. The food was awesome for a veggie diet. We also got to do some great things at the weekend including hiking up a volcano and visiting the black sand beaches. I would love to go back some day.