Wow, what an experience. The guys at Matang, and our Guide Alvin made this an unforgetable experience. We spent the first 2 days at Matang Wildlife Park, working there as "Volunteers" and we got to see behind the scenes of the conservation project being undertaken there. It was a real eye opener. The guys there ( Leo, Tash and the team ) have a real hard job to do with very little finances or resources. But they are upbeat and doing a great job. The animals are well cared for, but space is at a premium, hence some of the other reviews of one day visitors thinking the Orangs should be in bigger areas. there is no question that they should. But where? Dominant males cannot live together as there can be only one in an area, as such they will fight and injure each other. So the guys at Matang do the absolute best that they can. We got to see everything, and even got to help out in the quarantine area with some very cheeky maqaques!!. After Matang we visited the Bako national park and then spent 5 nights in the real jungle with a local tribe. This was amazing. We even were lucky enough to come across a wild male Orang eating his breakfast!!! a truly rare and amazing sight. I would recommend anyone to do this tour. It is a real life changing experience. Great work Leo and Tash, keep it up.
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