A selection of pictures of Sepilok, a world-famous sanctuary which 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 Sepilok park
02 Sepilok park
03 Red flowers
04 Sepilok park
05 Centipede
06 Centipede shedding skin
07 Park HQ
08 Local plant
09 Orangutan
10 Orangutans on the food platform
11 Young Orangutan
12 Young Orangutan
13 Young Orangutan
14 Orangutan
15 Orangutan
16 Orangutan
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