Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
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Jennyjamesuk
Camberley, UK5 contributions
May 2022 • Family
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 all consuming. Lovely to see all the hard work of the team as they “release” Orangutans into the wild (they’re not fenced in here anyway so when they’re ready they wander off to live out their happy lives)
Written 20 May 2022
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petersjsim
Tawau, Malaysia1 973 contributions
May 2022 • Family
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!
Written 5 May 2022
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David-Dibs-Bishop
Rochester, UK1 025 contributions
Jul 2020
I couldn't help but feel a little disappointed as this could have been so much more - that said this is simply a must do activity! We visited as part of a tour with G Adventures. This was a really good experience, having been fortunate enough to see Orangutans in the wild in the week before to be able to get up close and see an orgtan at the eedng station and then walkig along the boardwalk literally metres in front of us was a truly incredible experience.
There was a bit of an issue with them counting my gopro and camera as professional equipment (It was a bridge camera so was technically not in the remit) and so i got charged fairly heavily. Other than that though everything was great.
The orphanage was great too seeing two Orangutans playing amongst themselves included some comedy gold.
Definately worth making the trip!
Written 7 June 2021
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balancingthebucketlist
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK80 contributions
Apr 2020
The whole experience was amazing! The orangs were free to wonder around the forest and visitors were clearly told not to interact with them and keep clear when they cross paths which I was very pleased with as too many times do you see animals being used to impress tourists at the animals expense.
Feeding time was done from a distance safe for the orangs but visitors got a spectactular view! You are able to buy items which help to fundraise for the Orangs and there is so much information available to visitors on the animals.
If you can I would recommend that you sponsor an Orang as they really benefit from this and we were sent a little pack to the UK which was a very nice surprise after our return from our trip.
The Bornean Sunbear sancturary is next door to this also so I would also recommend visiting both of these centres.
Written 10 March 2021
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Nicola B
Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
We made the great decision to travel to Sabah from peninsula Malaysia once the Sabah boarder open up for travel again. Such a nice peaceful time to be there. We visited on the morning arriving around 9am and wondered along the board walk spotting 2 utans almost immediately. We spent the hour until the feeding session casually watching 4 Orangutans hang around the trees and play, only around 20 people there and so nice not trying to jostle for viewing positions as I imagine it will be during peak pre covid season. It was an unbelievable up close view of these spectacular animals! They unfortunately do seem to be trained somewhat listening to the commands of the guides making the experience a little less authentic but was very pleased with this situation as we were leaving a big female was swinging along side us and the guide made sure we were safe to continue walking.
We returned in the afternoon after visiting the sunbears and was a little more disappointed as many local families had arrived with crying children and cellphones ringing on loud.
We very lucky spotted a mother and her baby over by the sun bear sanctuary she was absolutely beautiful and so nice to see her just going about her business away from the sanctuary.
MALAYSIA PLEASE LOOK AFTER YOUR RAINFOREST AND PROTECT THE ORANGUTANS NATURAL HOME!!! STOP PALMOIL PANTAIONS!
Written 4 August 2020
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AndyandJackie
Waterlooville, UK162 contributions
Mar 2020
Perhaps our expectations were too high, but we felt this was lacking a little. Great place and motives - fully supportive of the project, but we were unfortunate and only saw two female orangutans. The majority we saw were younger orangutans in the "nursery" area. Perhaps it all felt too artificial for us (zoo like) which is not what we were expecting. Don't get me wrong, there were no cages etc like a zoo, and they could wander freely, but just not quite what we were expecting, hence the score.
Any larger males are moved out the area, so they do not make this their territory and scare off other orangutans, which makes sense, but again disappointing on ones expectations.
Written 27 June 2020
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Pety_Stg
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain244 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
I liked it much more in Kuching. This one in sepilok was more like a circus. People were walking so close to the orangutangs. No rules at all :(. Go better to Kuching.
Written 13 April 2020
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Barders745
Chichester, UK40 contributions
Mar 2020
A great place to visit although very much a tourist site, we were slightly under whelmed, however we can see the importance and need for this place to create revenue & promote the need for Orangutang conservation.
Great to see that orangutang's are being well looked after and re-habilitated with the idea of them being re-released into the wild, our guide made sure that we were in the right place at the right time to see the daily feeding sessions take place. The viewing of the youngsters is done from inside a room with a large glass viewing window. The feeding of the elders is done on a platform in the jungle about 30 meters from a boardwalk & viewing platform. Here we were treated to a visit from a mature male which was apparently very unusual, amazing to see his face plates.
Overall a must do visit to ensure that you see an Orangutang during your visit to Borneo, luckily we saw many more in their proper habitat in the wild.
Written 29 March 2020
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Tracey M
Isle of Wight, UK261 contributions
Mar 2020
Absolutely fantastic we even got quite close to an orang-utan as one was walking on the hand rail of the walk way. We visited both morning and afternoon the afternoon seemed quitter than the morning.

Luckily we had some cash as we didn’t read anywhere prior to going that its cash only.
Written 23 March 2020
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Lesley J
Newcastle, Australia39 contributions
Mar 2020
What a great place and what wonderful work this sanctuary is doing The Orangutans are well looked after and rehabilitated back to the wild. It’s wonderful to observe them in the natural habitat happy and free. We went to morning feeding in the nursery so cute and amusing then walk over to the platform feeding of the older ones. So good our guide asked if we all wanted to go back in the afternoon , a big YES from everyone on our tour. Could have watch these beautiful animals all day
Written 22 March 2020
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