Matang Wildlife Centre, Kuching

2.7
#9 of 16 in Parks in Kuching
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. Arrange to visit Matang Wildlife Centre and other attractions in Kuching using our Kuching trip itinerary planning site .
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  • a very sad places. There's no welfare of animals. It reminds of a neglected zoo, nothing else. can I not recommend
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  • Pets in cages/Park, but this is not a zoo! This Park does a job more than respectacle to save his animals from abuse, lights, etc and put every effort so that one day they can be free again in the jungle... only 1/3 is open to tourists, the remaining 2/3 is prohibited for that little by little, animal to human desabituent and can is released.
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  • There was a lot of renovation around main hall and toilets which is much needed. Did not see many orangutans only Peter and three outside. A bit disappointing as it supposed to be a refuge centre. and...  more »
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  • A very nice place. Very calm, peace. The wildlife are very exciting to watch and interact. I fall in love with the Clouded Leopard. If you walk by him please stay for awhile. He will come to you. And will be very sad when you walk away after sometime.
  • 4 1/2 Stars... Good place to come to get close to nature. Longhouse Accommodation a little run down hence the 4 1/2 Stars otherwise would give the full 5 Stars
  • Good place to for our children to experience and to see real wild life apart from appreciating nature. Staff treatment is good and entrance fee is reasonable.
  • the place is poorly maintained. the living spaces are overgrown with weeds and trees. price is reasonable. come to see the orangutan. the warning signs about not approaching orangutan was a little too gruesome for kids to see. This place is not suitable for young children and disabled. too many stairs and no ram at all. some animals just look pretty sad inside the cages. 3 stars cuz at least some conservation work is better than none
  • It is so obvious that the animals is suffering. They say it’s a rehabilitation place but there is no evidence of it, the monkeys are in super small cages walking back and forth, they’ve lost it. They also have lots of other animals that I can’t find a single reason for why they have to be there?? Are they also “rescued”? Are they merely there to attract visitors? Anyway they are also in super small cages, they are not happy. Some animals just banging their head against the wall cuz they are so terribly taken care of. It was heartbreaking walking around this place and I wish I didn’t give them my money.
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