Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan

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Visit the home of the island's most iconic natives at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Founded in 1994 by a benevolent developer, the reserve protects around 60 of the seriously endangered primates, supplementing their diet and keeping track of their numbers. Visit the center at feeding time to watch the families of these pot-bellied, large-nosed monkeys emerge from the jungle, and take a walk across the reserve to observe them searching for food in their natural habitat. See Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and all Sandakan has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sandakan trip builder site .
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  • October 2, 2017
    We went for the mid morning feed. It is a little pricey but worth it. We saw bothe the proboscis monkeys and silverback monkeys up close. It's only about a half hour drive from the sepilock orangutan ...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    But we managed to get some great photos and they appeared happy and well looked after. Could have spent more time here  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    Nice place to see the Proboscis monkeys. They are everywhere on platforms, running around and chasing each other on the grass. However on the viewing platforms for visitors, the Silver Leaf Monkeys we...  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    Outstandng better that the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Better interaction with animals. Fed them, touched them Do not miss feeding times!
  • February 28, 2017
    C'mon guys! Do not go to this place!! A "sanctuary" made by a local palm-plantation owner.... hey, are you kidding me??? Palm plantations are the thing that are killing those monkeys and lots of other animals. The monkeys looked fat and hopeless. The film was a joke. No love to the animals just exploits. It's not a sanctuary it's a rip off. This is the worst joke ever!! Please, do inform yourselves before going to places like this.
  • February 2, 2017
    Cool to see Proboscis Monkeys so close. I'm not stoked on the idea of feeding them in order for tourists to see them, but that is what makes viewing so easy.
  • October 13, 2016
    Another great place to visit, truly awesome viewing area with an almost 360 degrees view of the habitat. The monkeys come up pretty close but we never felt threatened. A great experience for all.
  • January 16, 2017
    A dream come thro to see probosis monkeys n Oriental Pied Hornbill at close range. An experienced to be shared ...

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