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A shed load of photos of orang-utans

Sepilok, Malaysia


Today we woke up after yet again an amazing sleep in a dorm, had breakfast and met Neil and Reggie, who slept in a room instead of choosing the dorm option due to Chris’ snoring! We then got into a minibus to go to the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. There are 2 feeding times there, one at 10am and one at 3pm. We decided to go to both to make the most out of our ticket and it was awesome!

Basically, the centre is for rescued orang-utans either saved from being captured and then kept as pets or orphans alone in the jungle, and their aim is to eventually release them back into the wild when they are fit enough and able to do so, taking around 10 years to accomplish this.

The orang-utans themselves are 96.4% human, according to the facts and they are just fascinating to watch.

We actually got really close to them at feeding times, but the wild masque monkeys scared them away after about 10 minutes, which was irritating.

You wouldn’t think they would be scared of them considering they are 3 times the size of the monkeys! At 4pm, we took a transfer back and relaxed in the bar for Reggie and Neil’s last night with us…

permalink written by  chrischarly on May 13, 2011 from Sepilok, Malaysia
from the travel blog: Chris and Charly's Passage through SE Asia
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