We feel blessed! From the beginning of the pandemic until now, we have been able to survive with various donations. One of them is from the Kitabisa.com platform. After the volunteer program and conservation education stopped, we looked for ways to keep the animals here eating and operating. Seeing that a lot of good people who care about animals gathered on one of these donation platforms, we ventured to create a fundraiser for wildlife.
Starting with Ms. Rachel Vennya and the team that donated more than 60 million rupiahs, they have been very helpful in operating here for one month. In addition, we also opened a donation with the official name of Wildlife Rescue Center Jogja itself. The results, although they have been slow, have been very encouraging.
The attention of the Kitabisa.com team to our center deserves to be appreciated. After these two donations, we also received direct donations from the Kitabisa.com team, which opened their own website to raise funds for routine animal checks, which ideally should be done twice a year or every six months. However, with this condition, routine inspection must be put aside first because it costs a lot.
With the help of all of you good people, we can still make it happen. 85 million were collected for the examination of primates here, which are not small: 15 gibbons, long-tailed macaques, and 7 orangutans. In addition to having their animals checked for health, animal keepers also get the opportunity to have their health checked so that they are kept in good health and can continue to care for animals. Although routine animal checks cannot be done in person at one time, our veterinarians are here to try to carry out checks in stages to get good results for the animals here.
If there are friends (especially those studying in the field of veterinary medicine) who want to study and have experience caring for wildlife, they can apply as an intern or research student here with the applicable terms and protocols. For more information, check out this page. Our veterinarian would be very grateful if anyone wanted to help him care for the 140 animals here, as he is currently fighting on his own. We hope that the animals are in good health.
If you want to know the condition of the animals here, please check via Instagram, Facebook, and our website directly. We will continue to update it.
Stay healthy and keep up the spirit.