Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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Timings : Saturday: Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Ticket Counter Timings : 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Entry Fees : Adult: RM 5 (Malaysian Citizens), RM 30 (Non-Malaysian Citizens)
Children: RM 2 (Malaysian Citizens), RM 15 (Non-Malaysian Citizens)

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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sandakan Overview

Situated in Sabah, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is one of the most well-known orangutan rehabilitation centres of the world. Sprawling across an area of about 4,500 hectares, it provides a home to about 200 orangutans. While visitors get a chance to get close to these creatures, they can also feed them from a gallery located inside the rehabilitation centre. One can also witness the swinging session of orangutans here.

The history of this centre dates back to 1964. The main aim of establishing the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre was to rescue the orphaned orangutans and to train them to survive in a forest. Some of the other animals who are treated here are elephants, sun bears, and gibbons. 

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre Highlights

1. Feeding the Orangutans

The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre allows visitors to feed the orangutans from the feeding platform. However, separate charges apply to those who wish to indulge in this activity.
(Read More)g>Feeding Time:  9:00 AM- 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Approximate feeding duration: 30 minutes- 50 minutes
Number of people who can feed the creatures at a particular time: 2-4

2. Nature Education Centre

A 20-minute video about the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is played inside the centre 6 times a day.
Video timings:  9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM

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Need to Know

  • Try to reach the feeding platform 20 minutes before the feeding time to avoid long queues.
  • It is advisable to visit the centre during afternoon time. The centre is least crowded during this time.
  • Do not carry any insect repellents since they are quite toxic to animals.
  • Generously apply sunblock before entering the rehabilitation centre.

How to Reach

Bus is available from Sandakan to Sepilok.
Bus timings: 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
Approximate ticket price: RM 4

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