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Matang Wildlife Centre, Kuching

(2.8/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Meet and admire the orangutans of Matang Wildlife Centre. Stroll through the small zoo and rescue center, and enjoy the quiet jungle surroundings and lush greenery. Some of the orangutans are young and preparing for release, and some are permanent residents of the center. Learn about the rehabilitation of these endangered primates and see many other animals that populate this enclosed part of the rain forest, including sun bears, hornbills, crocodiles, and many others. Using our online itinerary creator, Kuching attractions like Matang Wildlife Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We enjoyed our trip out to Matang but it was a long way out of town and we had difficulty ordering transport to come collect us when we had finished. The birds (especially the hornbills) were great to...  more »
  • We were a full day at the Matang Wildlife Center, after we had the day before in an Semenggoh. But in Matang, we were really shocked. Yes, it may be that absorbs Matang orangutans, which are not suitable for Semenggoh. But if it just the old males are not socially acceptable, so to expect is that they will soon launch turf wars and other orangutan as well as villagers attack and therefore have no chance of early reintroduction, so they deserve more because of this sad prospect of more long captivity as a rusty iron cage on bare concrete with an old truck tires to employment. This condition is also here criticized on TripAdvisor by many people for years, nothing has changed in the January 2017 it however. There are no panels or explanation for these wretched conditions, no one can ask. These empty eyes by Peter are heartbreaking, as if he knew that he so quickly no longer comes out. What is however completely incomprehensible, why are there birds like Hornbill or many other small monkeys in too small cages held apparently for years? Also there, no effort to set up the cages for the animals nicely. The monkeys get bored to death, one invincible visitors with feces. He is right... Can you not releasing these animals? Again, no explanation. At least the birds? In Costa Rica, Horn Bill are also free and can attract feeding. It seems to be that it should attract visitors in a Zoo, so that money for the Orang Utan come in education here like this. Because of money, it seems to lack. Except for the Info Center, what is not worthy of the name (not a word about the projects, no commentary on the destruction of the Habitat of animals by oil palm plantations and the potential power of the consumer, if he would boycott products with Palm oil), is the system in poor condition and is probably primarily by volunteers who also pay for their selfless work, funded and kept running.
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  • The intention of the wildlife center is good, but the way managing the wildlife in the small cage making the animals jailed with depression. That sum up unpleasant visit to the center. 
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  • The place is really great for family to hike in the cooling wood. The kids also enjoy seeing how the Orang Utan sunbath, listening to the call of the night owl, and touching the rare pitcher plants.
  • A great opportunity to get close to some of Borneo's endangered animals, in a center dedicated to conserving and rehabilitating them.
  • If you are interested in viewing the wildlife of Borneo closeup then this place offers an amazing experience you will never forget. Seeing the orangutan up close is an incredible experience and the work they are doing to protect and repopulate this amazing species is very important.
  • Wild life center look like zoo, because animals are in cages.
  • the place was so nice and wonderful.especially when we go in the evening.huuhaa.