The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang
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Established in 1973 as a home for ex-captive orangutans, The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang has since played an important role in the readjustment of these animals to the wild after captivity. Here you can visit them and observe how they live in what is close to their natural habitat. No longer a rehabilitation center for orangutans, the site now acts as an area for tourists to be taken on guided treks through the national park, where sightings of the orangutan are common. It is important that no physical contact is made with the animals, as orangutans are highly susceptible to a number of human illnesses. Arrange your visit to The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bukit Lawang using our Bukit Lawang trip builder.
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  • the attraction would go into the jungle while awaiting the arrival of the apes which in effect after a while coming but you know it's all built by man, they call and leave bananas on some points, habitual gesture that has domesticated animals
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  • Tidak Terlalu jauh dari Kota Medan. Terlateak di kabupaten Langkat, di kaki Gunung Leuser. Sangat baik bagi yang suka petualangan karena selain tempat dingin, juga lihat orang utan serta gua kelelawar...  more »
  • We booked a day trip from Medan and it was amazing. Our guide was very informative and taught us about a lot of the wildlife and even got us eating some of the jungle food they would eat (leaves and n...  more »