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Sepilok Orangutan
Orangutan
Rehabilitation Centre is located about 25 kilometres west of Sandakan
Sandakan
in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. The centre opened in 1964 as the first official orangutan rehabilitation project for rescued orphaned baby orangutans from logging sites, plantations, illegal hunting or kept as pets.[1] The orphaned orangutans are trained to survive again in the wild and are released as soon as they are ready. The sanctuary is located within the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve which covers an area of 4,294 ha (10,610 acres), much of which is virgin rainforest.[2] Today around 60 to 80 orangutans are living free in the reserve.[3] It has become one of Sabah's tourist attractions.[4] In October 2014 the centre opened a new section where visitors can view the nursery area where the younger Orangutans first learn to be outside and play on a large climbing frame. This consists of 2 large indoor seating areas (one with air conditioning and one with fans only) with a large window that overlooks the play area. There is no additional charge to enter this part of the centre. The Orangutan
Orangutan
Rehabilitation Centre is neighboured to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and shares veterinary facilities, personnel, parking, access roads and ticket gates.[5]

A walkout through the centre.

Entry Costs (Malaysian/ Non-Malaysian nationals): Adult- RM5/ RM30 Child- RM2/ RM15 Ticket is valid for the day of purchase, so you can attend both feeding times on the same ticket. Camera Cost: RM10 Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday- 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm. Fridays 9am-11am and 2pm to 4pm. Orangutan
Orangutan
feeding times: 10am and 3pm. It is recommended to arrive 30 minutes before feeding time.

Visitors in the centre.

Facilities: Souvenir shop, information center showing a video 6 times a day, cafe and toilets. Getting there: Many organised tours leave from around Sabah
Sabah
at varying prices. Public bus #14 departs from Sandakan
Sandakan
taking approximately 45–60 minutes, costing RM5. The Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
Sandakan
bus can also drop you at junction Jalan Sepilok, around 2.5 km from the Center. Journey approximately 5 hours from KK. Taxis are usually available outside the centre (RM40 to Sandakan). See also[edit]

Among The Great Apes With Michelle Yeoh (Documentary about the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary)

References[edit]

^ Thompson, Shawn (2010). The Intimate Ape: Orangutans and the Secret Life of a Vanishing Species. Citadel Press. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-8065-3133-5.  ^ "Conservation Areas Information & Monitoring System - Kabili-Sepilok FR". Sabah
Sabah
Forestry Department. Retrieved 12 November 2007.  ^ "Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre - Orangutan
Orangutan
Appeal UK". Retrieved 30 December 2011.  ^ "Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary". Tourism Malaysia. Retrieved 23 May 2014.  ^ BSBCC Website: Location; accessed 12 June 2014

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.

Orang Utan and other wildlife in Sepilok rainforest reserve. Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre Tourism Malaysia
Malaysia
- Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary Borneo: Sepilok Orangutan
Orangutan
Sanctuary (visit report from Dive Happy) Sepilok Orangutan
Orangutan
Appeal UK

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