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“Don't Rush”

Orang Utan Sanctuary
Ranked #3 of 21 things to do in Sandakan
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 29 June 2018

There is a lot to be seen here and it changes through the day so allow plenty of time. The forest not only contains wild and rehab Orangutans but also Macaques, Flying Squirrels and all sorts of insects and lizards. Fantastic.

Thank Bryan B
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Visited with my wife as part of a small tour group. We had only seen a single Orang Utang in the wild in the days leading up to this visit and it was nice to see about 4 of the animals wandering about plus a crowd of babies in the nursery, behind glass for their protection against our germs.

Orang Utang means "Man of the Forest" but there are so few left in the wild that the sanctuaries are a way of helping save the species for future generations to admire. We took some great photos and really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Geoffers1817
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Fantastic conservation centre doing an excellent job.
Tip: be early as the centre closes for lunch between 1-2 and then closes again at 4. Two feeding times.

Thank lozthelawyer
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Unfortunately this place gets packed, even early in the morning, and noisy kids screaming with excitement, even though they ask you to stay quiet, can be tiresome.
The babies are all viewed from behind glass and although cute, they really are in a orangutan playground with one way glass for visitors to view them at feeding time.
On the main adult feeding platform there is no glass and on some days the adults just don’t make an appearance.
Overall it’s great as an introduction to the orangutan but experiences thereafter seeing them truly in the jungle were far better.

Thank LADYRAWDON
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great to see the orangutans playing and learn about the conservation works, definitely a must do. We didn't get to see the video unfortunately as were also had the sunbears in our itinerary

Thank NikkiB1105
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