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Rina was rescued end 2018 from a wildlife trader. During a raid by JAAN and the National police unit, we found many protected animals we confiscated at a traders  house in Bandung, West Java.


In the back of the house, we heard the cry of a lonely primate we later named Rina. She was chained to a pole and both hands were open to the bone, she was biting herself and crying in pain at the same time.  The owner had thrown gasoline on her hands in an attempt to dry the wounds : These wounds were a result of her trying to free herself and from being in agony. 

It was extremely shocking for our rescue team to see her in such a state, so we took her with us.


We couldn't save her hands, the bones were visible, her tendons were torn and broken, the arm was infected. The veterinary team made the difficult decision to amputate both arms. 

Rina managed to adapt to her handicap yet she cant ever be released back in to the wild. Rina now is the perfect foster mum for baby primates rescued. Rina will stay with us forever and live happily at the ELLIS Park. 

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Trinity is a female Gibbon who has recently been rescued by our team on the 24th September 2021.

Trinity has spent her entire 20 years of life as an illegal pet, locked in a small, filthy cage at the rear of a property.

Sadly, Trinity has had half of her right arm amputated as well as her left foot and has been fed very unhealthy food which has made her overweight. Trinity also had a very tight chain around her neck which had imbedded into her flesh. She can never be released back into the wild.

Trinity will be the the first resident to move into Ellis Park and will live with us forever.

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Baron's story is very sad.  Back in 2014, Baron was an ex pet monkey who was loose. We don't know if his owner just let him go (which often happens when primate owner cant handle the monkeys anymore), or if he escaped.


Baron was confused and tried to come close to humans for food, but because people were scared of him, they threw rocks and one man beat him within an inch of his life with an iron stick.


When we rescued Baron, his body was blue and bruised, he was extremely depressed and his eyes thick, swollen and closed shut.


He had such bad concussion from the beating that he couldn’t walk straight and had difficulties maintaining his balance.  It was later discovered that the beating had resulted in brain damage. Over the years this has improved, but he can never be released back into the wild.  Baron will stay with us forever at Ellis Park. 



Balou is a female sun bear.  


She was rescued by the team when she was just a small baby cub .


Balou was poached from the jungles of Sumatra by a wildlife trader, she was smuggled from Sumatra to Bali.  When our team found her, she was packed into a compartment on a bus on the way to Denpasar. 


Since her rescue in 2016, Balou has lived at a rescue centre alone, without any companionship.


Balou was taken from her mother before she was weaned and would have normally stayed with her for nearly three years, learning the essential skills of the jungle.  As that opportunity was stolen from her, she would not survive if released.  


Balou has been waiting for her forever home and companionship for many years.  She will be relocated to Ellis Park and introduced to the other sun bears.  Balou will remain in our care forever.

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Anna and Elsa are albino monkeys and were confiscated in 2017 from a international wildlife trader.  


We rescued them during a raid where three baby gibbons and the two albino monkeys were about to be placed inside small boxes, inside a sports bag, inside a car trunk and then sent to the airport to be exported illegally.


Anna and Elsa were all still babies and needed our intensive care and nursing, just as their mums would do, from whom they have been brutally taken away from to be sold as a pet.


Our team cared for the babies intensively for over one year around the clock, feeding them every two hours like their mum would do.


Now Anna and Elsa have grown in to two beautiful girls yet they can never be released.  They were bred in captivity and in fact are a mistake of nature due to breeding for a unique look. 

Anna and Elsa will stay with at Ellis Park forever.

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Billy is one of the three sun bears that will be relocated to Ellis Park from an abandoned zoo in Bali. 


Victim of the tourism industry, Billy has had his canine teeth removed so he could be handled by tourists for photo opportunities. 


Billy had been left at the zoo starving and very thin. 


When our team first arrived at the zoo to check the conditions of the animals left there, Billy was trying to climb the concrete wall begging for food.  The images attached were taken at that very moment. 


Our team are currently feeding and caring for him at the abandoned facility and he will arrive in Sumatra when he is well enough to travel.

As Billy has been kept in captivity most his life, he can never be released back into the wild and will require a forever home with us at Ellis Park. 

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Ajib and Wendy are two of the three sun bears that will be relocated to Ellis Park from the abandoned  zoo in Bali. 


Ajib and her cub Wendy had been left at the facility, both starving and very thin.


When we first attended the zoo to check the condition of the animals, Ajib was pacing back and forth on barren ground with no food and desperately tried to get to us.  Her cub Wendy also tried to climb the wall begging for food.

The attached images were taken by our team once they provided them with food to eat.


Our team are currently feeding and caring for the bears at the zoo and they will arrive in Sumatra when they are well enough to travel.

As both mother and cub have been kept in captivity most their lives, they can never be released back into the wild and will require a forever home with us at Ellis Park.

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Koja is an elderly pig tailed macaque.  

She was rescued after spending twenty years of her life locked in a small side street cage in Jakarta.  Imagine that! twenty years in a tiny cage.


Koja was exposed daily to children teasing and bullying her.  She would have to beg for food and water daily, as these essentials were not a daily provision.  Her only means of survival in the cage was to rely on compassionate people passing by to give her food and water.

Koja will live at Ellis Park as she is elderly and not releasable. 

When you sponsor any of our animals you will be emailed a certificate from Ellis Park wildlife sanctuary which you can print and put on display.

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Kerdil means dwarf: this adult female long tailed macaque doesn’t belong to a protected species in Indonesia.  We rescued her in 2014, she was tied to a street pole in Jakarta. People passing would feed her left over scraps of food, some would taunt her and she had no means of escape.


She is a special primate, Kerdil is not accepted by other macaques as she is too small, meaning she is not a release candidate.  She lives together with Baron.

When you sponsor any of our animals you will be emailed a certificate from Ellis Park wildlife sanctuary which you can print and put on display.

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All our staff at Ellis Park work on a voluntary basis.

Each one gives their time and ask for nothing in return.  


They are provided with basic sleeping quarters at the Sumatra Wildlife Center next to Ellis Park, so they can care for the animals needs around the clock. 

The volunteers work extremely hard.  Building and constructing, cleaning enclosures, feeding animals, providing enrichment and loving care, monitoring and tending to the grounds. 

Without our volunteers, the animals would not survive.  By supporting the caretakers, you will be giving them something to make their day. 

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Bailey is our first wildlife detection dog and a pure superpower.

The detective nose of cocker spaniel Bailey, picks up the scent of monkeys and their excrement flawlessly. 

Bailey is the leader of Wildlife Protection sniffer dog pack and a true hero.

She has managed to detect thousands of birds and hundreds of other wildlife, including primates and tortoises since 2019.  Your sponsorship will help me and my two handlers so I can continue to detect wildlife at the ports.

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Stopping and prosecuting smugglers is a first important step in stopping illegal animal trade.  

Our Wildlife detection dogs intercept smugglers and work to stop the trade of wild animals. 

The dogs have been specially trained to detect wildlife hidden in cargo and transport. The trained handlers and their dogs patrol the harbors along the main smuggling routes between Islands and have saved thousands of animals which were destined for the illegal wildlife trade.

Each dog has two handlers, working in pairs for safety reasons and working alongside the National Police of Indonesia.

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