What can we do at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre?

What can we do at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre?

The facility provides medical care for orphaned and confiscated orangutans as well as dozens of other wildlife species. Some of the other animals which have been treated at the centre include; sun bears, gibbons, and elephants. Recently rehabilitated individuals have their diet supplemented by daily feedings.

Where can you find the largest orangutan rehabilitation center?

Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was set up in 1964 and is the best known of the four orang utan rehabilitation centres in the world. The centre covers 43 square kilometers within the 4,500 hectare Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve and is located approximately 25 km form Sandakan.

How many orangutans in Sepilok?

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. Today around 60 to 80 orangutans are living free in the reserve.

How much does it cost to adopt an orangutan?

Orangutan adoptions are US $15 per month (when made in 12 monthly payments for a total of USD $180) or USD $150 per year (when paid up front). Learn more about the adoption process.

How does the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre work?

Sepilok is a sanctuary for injured, orphaned or rescued orang utans who are trained how to survive in the forest; a learning process that can take years. Upon graduation rehabilitated orang utan are released into the surrounding forest. Many of the orang utan living in the forest return to the centre at…

Is there an orangutan rehabilitation centre in Borneo?

One of the most amazing places to visit in Sabah and a fantastic Borneo orangutan tour is the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre began as an initiative of the Sabah Government in the early 1960’s. It was opened in 1964 and has continued to evolve and grow since.

Are there any captive breeding programs for orangutans?

A few have captive breeding programs, but those orang-utans will never be released into the wild. The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is the most famous conservation project in Borneo. It was built at the junction of the two main rivers entering Sandakan Bay. Its mission is to release orphaned, injured or displaced orangutans into the wild.

Which is the best place to visit in Sepilok?

Whilst the orangutan centre is the most famous attraction at Sepilok there are a number of other excellent places to visit in the wider Sepilok area. These include the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and Rainforest Discovery Centre. Bornean Sun bear Conservation Centre