Orang Utan fun

by Jennifer Patience November. 22, 2008 2536 views

In Sepilok, about 6 hours by bus from Sabah's capital KK, is the world reknowned Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Spread over a huge area of Borneo forest, it provided a protected, natural environment for displaced (through deforestation) and rescued (from captivity) orang utans.
There are varying opinions on whether the public should be allowed in to see the animals, but what you are able to see and visit is quite resticted. There are feeding stations dotted about the reserve and ‘Station 1’ nearest to the visitors centre is the only one you are allowed to see. The others are further out into the forest, the idea being that the Orang Utans are slowly weaned away from total human contact and are able to fend for themselves in the jungle.

Feeding times are 10am and 3pm so to turn up then will probably allow you to see a handful of orangs coming for their milk and banana fix. These two were playing around in the trees whilst waiting for the food to arrive.

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Buweneke 11 years, 11 months ago

this is just beautiful!
i've heard that the malaysian borneo is threatened by increasing demand for oil palms, does the industry threaten these animals?

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