Sepilok is a rehabilitation centre for orangutans near Sandakan in Sabah. Orphaned young orangutans are brought to the centre, where they are prepared for a life in the wild. The Sepilok centre enables visitors to come in close contact with the remarkable "man of the forest" (this is what the Malay name means) and witness an exciting conservation programme in action. Only 25 kilometres from Sandakan, and set in 43 square kilometres of beautiful virgin rainforest, the sanctuary was begun in 1964 to help once captive orang utan learn to fend for themselves in the wild. The great thing about Sepilok is that you are absolutely guaranteed to see Orang Utans, some even at very close range. Other species of monkeys also live there. In the park there are several very interesting forest trails.

01 Office and cafeteria 02 Creek 03 Rainforest 04 Centipede 05 Centipede shedding skin
06 Orangutan 07 Orangutan 08 Young orangutan 09 Orangutan 10 Young orangutan 11 Young orangutan
12 Orangutan 13 Young and old orangutan 14 Orangutan 15 Young and old orangutan 16 Young and old orangutan
17 Viewing platform 18 Viewing platform 19 Viewing platform 20 Rainforest
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