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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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  • We visited here 3 times whilst in Sepilok and could've done more !! What a place !! We were lucky enough to see around 6/7 Orangutans swinging around in the trees as we walked through to the outdoor n...  more »
  • Anything to help these beautiful creatures is good. They are so wonderful to watch and observe. Could keep going back over and over.  more »
  • We waited about after the feeding time and a young curious orangutan came right down beside us to check us out! It was truly amazing to see the wonderful creatures! I also loved the nursery to see the...  more »
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  • Please take note the opening hours as it closes between 11am-2pm. We enjoyed the walk and feeding session at 3pm. Very educative place.
  • 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.
  • We had such an amazing day . They are doing such a wonderful job hear. Such a joy to see the orphaned Orangutang being so well looked after with such dedicated people.
  • Yep. The sun bears are better. All the walking trails are definitely closed so you can just walk around the boardwalk.. it's all right but they definitely need to up date thier info and let people know they don't have rhinos or nature trails. We were disappointed about that.
  • Good for a two hours visit. You best start with watching the introduction video at 9 am or 2 pm, since the only good time to spot orangutans is at feeding time (10 am or 3 pm). Trails were closed and there's no information centre to spend some more time. By the way, they don't check for camera ticket if you can fit your phone or snapshot camera in your pocket. So don't pay the extra RM 10 in that case.