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. Add Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre to your Sepilok travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sepilok day trip planner.
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  • Our trip to this wonderful rehabilitation centre saw us enjoying this amazing animals and reflecting on what man does in the name of progress that is destroying these beautiful animals habitat. We did...  more »
  • We were lucky the first at the entrance and were still able to enjoy to see a 25-year-old orangutan males at close range before everyone else in the Center where the younger monkeys stormed / play and be fed. At 10: 00 a feeding takes place on a further platform in which one has the chance to see more orangutans. With us came a mother with her baby and from afar, you could see yet a further small orang utan, who but unfortunately not before dared because the many macaques were so greedy and probably too many people there were around. Unfortunately, you can really enjoy the action by these mass processing. Are we conservation center gone where we look up close a few bears in the feed could observe in the Sun Bear. Worth it anyway.
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  • The Center allows to visit the nursery where young orphaned orangutans are high then visit the feeding platform. It seems well ambiguous both hope to restore a wild behavior in orangutans who should learn to fear man and at the same time to visit the site to tens of thousands of tourists. The real causes of the depletion of the monkeys are unfortunately not mentioned in the areas reserved for the information. As the centre is managed by a government body, the problems that bother (the massive deforestation in Borneo for the planting of palm oil especially) are ignored. Is the work to greet to save dozens of orangutans per year.
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  • A unique experience. Where else can you be within touching distance of a free-roaming orang utan.
  • Please take note the opening hours as it closes between 11am-2pm. We enjoyed the walk and feeding session at 3pm. Very educative place.
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • 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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