Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

personal experience

I have visited this place many times with tour groups.


The main reason most people come here is to easily see Orangutans in a relatively natural rainforest setting. Food is put out at a platform every day at the same time, and the animals are free to come and go as they please.

the Borneo Orangutan (Damon Ramsey)

Because there is very well developed and undisturbed rainforest around the orang-utan centre, there is also good bird and other mammal watching.

a Sunda Giant Squirrel scurries along the wires above the Orangutan feeding platform (Damon Ramsey)

Recently, a new enclosure has been built to house sun bears, a small bear native to south-east Asia.

Sun Bear (Damon Ramsey)

Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".