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Wildlife conservation, rehabilitation, community outreach

Project name:

Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja

Project purpose:

We rescue and rehabilitate endangered wildlife, including orangutans, sun bears, primates, reptiles, and birds. We also run community outreach programmes to educate and work with the local community.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • animal rehabilitation

  • community awareness
  • teaching



South-East Asia

average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Shared house

When does the project run?

All year


accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, refillable water, shower (bucket), shower (cold), toilet (western), wifi

How long can I stay?

Minimum 1 week - indefinitely


  • Medical clearance

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Volunteers are involved with general animal care including cleaning enclosures, feeding, maintenance, building and giving toys to the animals, and any other projects they feel would be beneficial. Volunteers also visit schools, local families, and community groups to share their culture and knowledge.


WRC is not only home to several orangutans but an array of Indonesian wildlife that have been rescued from the Illegal Pet Trade: sun bears, eagles, gibbons, monkeys, parrots, crocodiles and leopard cats. When you sign up to be a volunteer with WRC you will be able to work closely with the animal keepers with daily cleaning and feeding procedures, experiencing up-close and personal interactions with all the animals and try new foods you probably never knew existed.

The Daily Routine

Volunteers will typically start work with the animal keepers at 7:15am beginning with cage cleaning duties. 

Snacks are provided at 10am for a break time. 

The first daily feeding is after morning break. At 12pm you will be provided with a traditional Indonesian lunch followed by daily animal enrichment activities at 1pm. This includes making food / cage activities for the animals. 

The second daily feeding is at 2pm and the day will finish at 3pm Monday to Friday with Saturday and Sunday as rest or excursion days. 

There's many places to visit and hiring a car for the day is easy.

Reviews & ratings



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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