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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  • 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 »
  • This place calls itself and wildlife centre and suggests that the animals it cares for are being rehabilitated but in truth this is no more than a zoo. The enclosure/cages are far too small for these ...  more »
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  • 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
  • Ugly zoo with animals in small metal and concrete cages. No evidence of the orangutan rehabilitation. Saw only orangutan in enclosures. Some nice walks around the area though many appeared closed.
  • Nice place to visit, lots of life protected local wild animals can be viewed throughout the national park jungle trails. Huge cages were built within the jungle to have sufficient natural and secure habitat fir the animals. Some of the wildlife found here are orang utans, hornbills, sun bears, crocodiles, tortoises, jungle cats and many others. There is also an exhibition gallery at the wildlife centre. Awesome nature learning experience for the young and old alike.
  • You can see orang utan on the wild and in the cages. Enjoy the short walk surrounded by nature
  • Nice park, volunteers are doing a very good job with the animals, thank you !

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