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Care for Rescued Animals in Indonesia

Care for Rescued Animals in Indonesia

Price From: 1,325 GBP

Overview

Operator: Ecoteer

Price From:  1,325 GBP

Ideal Age Range: 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51

Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit

Program duration: 1 week

Caring for rescued animals is a life-changing experience. As a volunteer at this centre in Indonesia, you will have the opportunity to care for animals directly impacted by the destruction of the country’s rainforests. Orangutans and other species are at risk due to the loss of their homes, which is causing them to become orphaned or sold into the illegal exotic pet trade. 

This centre in Indonesia takes in these animals that have been confiscated from illegal ownership. If possible, these animals will be rehabilitated and prepared for release. However, many are unable to be returned to the wild because of behavioural and health issues, so the centre will become their home. 

By volunteering at this program, you’ll have the chance to get close and care for the rescued animals. You’ll interact with them in ways that are safe for them, or observe when necessary. You’ll be responsible for their welfare by creating and implementing enrichment activities. The centre does not promote the exhibition of the animals to the public except under very controlled conditions for education, and there is a strict no-touching policy. 

Part of the program also includes working with local villages. The centre employs many local people and offers opportunities where often there would be none. They work hard to promote awareness of the environmental threats and protection of the animals. 

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Itinerary

Itinerary

What to Expect:

Through your time at the wildlife centre you'll have the opportunity to take on multiple activities, including: 

  • Shadowing with an Animal Keeper
  • Kids English Club
  • Community English
  • Rehabilitation and Release
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Javan Dinner

A sample itinerary would for a typical day would look like: 

6:30 am - Breakfast & Brief

7:00 am - Meet your keeper & prepare for work

7:30 am - Enclosure cleaning

9:30 am - Coffee Break & Snacks

10:00 am - Feeding Time

11:00 am - Enrichment & Maintenance

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - Working with your keeper on enrichment

2:30 pm - Feeding time 

3:00 - 5:30 pm - Kids English club, Community English, Cultural Engagement, Release 

6:00 pm - Dinner

Country Fast Facts

Country Fast Facts

Indonesia

Flag Flag_of_Indonesia.svg
Continent: Asia
Official Language(s) Indonesian
Capital: Jakarta
Population 255,461,700 (2015 estimate)
Climate(s) Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical Savanna
Major Airport(s): Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK), Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), Juanda International Airport (SUB), Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
Economic Driver(s): Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, FIshery, Hydrocarbons, Energy

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