Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
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Caroline A
Marbella, Spain19 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Two feedings before lunch, 9:30 (you sit indoor) and 10:00 where you stand outdoor. The same in the afternoon: 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm. You Can look in your bag for free at the entrance.
We saw a lot of Orangutangs the second feeding. The Big Alfa male, three mothers with their babies.
We took a taxi, no tour, and started with orangutangs feeding, then walk in the rainforest (2km away), back to Sepilok for lunch (at their restaurant), went to Sun bear Rehabilitation centre (200m away) and then went back to orangutangs for the last feeding. Paid 120RM for a taxi all day. Orangutang entrance: 30RM, Sun Bear entrance: 30RM, Rainforest entrance: 15RM.
Written February 16, 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 March 29, 2020
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ssilver628
Vienna, VA48 contributions
Jan 2020
This world famous orangatan sanctuary is in a jungle environment near Sepilok/Sandakan Malaysia. Easy to get to by cab but still seems as if you are in jungle because ou are. No cages but orangs are fed and therefore show up on schedule to eat and present themselves close up.

One or two crawled over to our viewing platform and were no more that 2 or 3 feet from us. So, these Orangs are habituated to humans, but really worth seeing.
day and the feedings do draw a crowd on th viewing platform

But unless you have to see orangs in a fully wild setting, you will like this.

Admission is very inexpensive. $8 malaysian. Well worth it.

Also right across the road is a similar Sun bear sanctuary. Even more "in the wild" but sun bears are close enough to see. Both are highly worth going to..
Written February 15, 2020
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#foracoolerworld
Vienna, Austria636 contributions
Jun 2022
Was a bit disappointed, but the organisation does a great job and such rehabilitation centres are important. Just, apart from the nursery and the feeding platform, you have limited options to walk around in the jungle. You are not allowed to take anything with you (not even drinking water), for the camera (depending on the size) you have to pay an extra-fee and can only bring one lens. So, without water and not much opportunities to walk around, it is more a short visit during feeding hour and then back. Also missed a bit information from the ranger, that bring the food to the platform, where then the crowd of tourists is waiting in front of it. A few words about the centre, the number of Orang Utans there, the work they do etc. There is a visitors centre, but not many people go there. Therefore to make the work of the centre more known, success stories, funding etc., I recommend, to say a few word to the guests, before they start the feeding. Now most tourists walk to the nursery, then the feeding platform and then leave.
Written June 26, 2022
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Lor6969
Cambridge, UK212 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We loved it! We stayed the whole day. 1st feed: saw quite few orangutans but the 2nd feed in the afternoon was not so great. I really think it is a great cause and thanks to this Rehabilitation, we are able to see the orangutan.
Written March 7, 2020
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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 March 10, 2021
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Vinay D
Cardiff, UK38 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The rehabilitation centre was a great experience. It was clear that the animals were looked after.

We arrived early and were waiting for the centre to open. We were greeted by 2 Orangutans who decided to climb the roof of the building and sit and stare at their visitors.

The Orangutans are not caged into a space and are free to scale the forests and neighbouring spaces.

When we were walking through the forests, several Orangutans walked past us. There were guides to ensure both the Orangutans and public did not get too close.

Great experience.
Written January 8, 2020
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ClaireUzzell55
Leigh-on Sea, UK20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
To see orangutans was the main reason I came to Borneo. This place is great. It is specifically about the rescue and rehabilitation of orangutans. We came here over two days, it’s very cheap to get in. The first morning as it was raining we didn’t see any orangutans (except in the nursery) where humans are contained behind glass! Presumably to protect mums and babies. We learnt if it’s raining the orangutans stay hidden in the trees. However in the afternoon there were lots of orangutans in the trees and on the planked walk ways. They are very tame as they are used to human contact. We went back again the next day and again saw quite a few hanging around near the nursery rather than on the feeding platform. You have to be patient, this is not a zoo and the orangutans are free to go where the please, this place is for their benefit and not ours as it should be
Written February 29, 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 March 22, 2020
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Veronika279
Singapore, Singapore64 contributions
Dec 2019
We went in the morning and it was OK, not overcrowded at all. First, they take you to orangutan "kindergarden", you sit inside of the house and watch the little ones from behind the glass. Then they take you to the outside feeding platform and you can see not only orangutans but also other monkeys. We were passing by in the afternoon and saw huge buses and way more people coming in, so it looks like morning session was the choice.
Because it's almost impossible to see orangutans in the wild (especially if you have little time and cannot go deep into the jungle), this is your option how to see them conveniently. They unfortunately might not be on this planet soon. So don't complain that it's like a ZOO and go. You will support the centre's run and good cause.
Written March 1, 2020
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