Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sepilok

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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. Using our custom trip planner, Sepilok attractions like Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is just amazing. We arrived in time for afternoon feeding and there were lots of Orangutans to see and hear playing and eating. We could barely leave the nursery because watching them play was... 
    This is just amazing. We arrived in time for afternoon feeding and there were lots of Orangutans to see and hear playing and eating. We could barely leave the nursery because watching them play was...  more »
  • The scenario during the feeding time has changed. A few Oranghutan, but many wild monkeys appeared. The monkeys has taken over the feeding platform and chased the oranghutan away. A sad scenario! 
    The scenario during the feeding time has changed. A few Oranghutan, but many wild monkeys appeared. The monkeys has taken over the feeding platform and chased the oranghutan away. A sad scenario!  more »
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  • Highly recommend going. This was our second time. We just wish they'd advertised their current hours on the web. We didn't know they are only open from 9-11. We went at 10 for the feeding and then we're rushed to see the nursery area and learning center. The cafe is closed. And there's no way to get a taxi from the area. So make sure to plan for food and especially water. Plan ahead for a driver. Otherwise this is a 5 star place for sure. We were just surprised by the lack of information we had until we actually arrived there. At the feeding platform there was only a mom and baby. But at the nursery we enjoyed seeing several playing and swinging and eating.
  • Its well worth it and a great contribution to nature conservation. But why can't the government expand on that little piece of heaven... Rope in all the palm oil plantations next to it for the beautiful primates.

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