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  • Address: Batu 14, Sepilok, Malaysia
  • Hours: Open daily 8am-5pm

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Sandakan Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, located near the town of Sandakan, is one of only four places in the world set up to preserve and protect orangutans.

Established in a corner of the Kabili-Sepilok rainforest reserve in 1964, the center has expanded in recent years as news of its work began to spread and the number of orphaned and abandoned orangutans continues to grow due to ongoing destruction of their natural habitat.

These endearing creatures, with their orange hair and intelligent eyes are cared for at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre until they are strong enough or old enough to return to live independently in the Borneo jungle.

A raised wooden walkway takes you to the observation deck where orangutans emerge from the rainforest to be fed by the rangers. The Sepilok center supplements their rainforest diet with two feeds at 10am and 3pm. While not all the orangutans make an appearance at feeding time, this is the best time to see them as they mostly roam free and unseen in the surrounding jungle.

Additionally, the center provides medical aid to other local wildlife species including: sun bears, gibbons, Sumatran rhinoceros and the occasional injured elephant.

Practical Info

The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is 15.5mi (25km) north of Sandakan.

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Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, ... 
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Sandakan Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center Full-Day Trip from Kota Kinabalu

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A visit to the see the orphaned or abandoned Orangutans at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Center, in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo, will melt the ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.66
Full-Day Sepilok Orangutan and Sun Bear and Sandakan City Trail, Kota Kinabalu, Day Trips
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Full-Day Sepilok Orangutan and Sun Bear and Sandakan City Trail

Meet gentle, shy orangutans in their natural habitat at a unique wildlife sanctuary on this delightful full-day tour. The Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in ...  Read more

Location: Sandakan, Malaysia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00
Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Nature ... 
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Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu

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Discover two of Borneo's iconic primates, orangutans and long-nosed proboscis monkeys, on this day-trip from Sandakan, also available as a longer 1-day tour ...  Read more

Location: Sandakan, Malaysia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.00
Wildlife and Eco-Tour from Sandakan with Private Transfer, Sabah, Nature & Wildlife
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Wildlife and Eco-Tour from Sandakan with Private Transfer

On this day trip, you will visit various conservation and rehabilitation centers to learn about efforts to rehabilitate the local wildlife and the methods each ...  Read more

Location: Sandakan, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.80

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