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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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Orange apes are Borneo’s big drawcard, and possibly why you’re in Sabah. Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre cares for “people of the forest” who have been orphaned or injured due to deforestation or previously illegally kept as pets.

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The centre was the first of its kind in the world, and is now one of several in Malaysia and Indonesia, the countries where the apes are endemic. It’s also one of Sabah’s most popular tourist attractions—you will not be the only one keen on seeing our furry cousins, so expect crowds.

They are our nearest relative. Photo taken in or around Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sandakan, Malaysia by Sally Arnold.

They are our nearest relative. Photo: Sally Arnold

At Sepilok, the orangutans are divided into youngsters who are still learning to climb and live independently, and more independent older primates who are released into the centre's forest, some 4,300 hectares of protected land at the edge of Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve. They still need a bit of help and are fed milk and bananas to supplement their diet, and you, and hundreds of others, can observe them during ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)


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