Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah

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Visit an important conservation project at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Opened in 1964, the center aims to rehabilitate orphaned baby orangutans rescued from logging sites, plantations, hunters, and homes, before releasing them into the wild. Set in a protected rainforest, the project lets you witness how they train the young orangutans to survive in their natural habitat, swinging on climbing frames, being fed, and monkeying around. Walk the wooden pathways and bridges through the surrounding nature reserve to see mature orangutans back in their natural environment after rehabilitation and release. Work out when and for how long to visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and other Sepilok attractions using our handy Sepilok travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    One of the many highlights of our visit to Borneo. The sight of Orangutans in a semi-wild location is quite impressive. You can also learn about the important work the centre does for these exceptiona...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    One of my main reasons for visiting Borneo was for the Orangutan's. I was actually fortunate enough to see one in the Rainforest when I went there, and although that was out of this world, I got to se...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    wonderful place to come up close to our orang utan relatives in their natural reserve who have 98 percent of our dna. The ability to feed them and see how their young play around mischieviously, and t...  more »
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  • August 30, 2017
    A unique experience. Where else can you be within touching distance of a free-roaming orang utan.
  • July 9, 2017
    Please take note the opening hours as it closes between 11am-2pm. We enjoyed the walk and feeding session at 3pm. Very educative place.
  • August 29, 2017
    A must visit place if you travel to malaysia. Orang Utan is an animal with the characteristics very close to human being. Living in the jungle. In Malay language , "Orang" means human being and "Utan" means jungle....
  • July 19, 2017
    Well worth the money and time we spent here. Got really close to them at the outdoor feeding station. A must if you come to Borneo.
  • May 6, 2017
    Great place for conservation. They are more concerned with the animals welfare over the tourist experience which is great. Makes you feel they actually care for the animals rather then exploiting them the make money.

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