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Orang Utan Sanctuary

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Address: Sandakan, Malaysia
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60 89 765200
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4 pit vipers in one evening!

we enjoyed our night walk more than the orangutang feeding. The park was quiet and spooky. We saw giant flying squirrels gliding from tree to tree, some sleeping birds, several... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 March 2015
Toronto, Canada
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Make sure the visit coincide with the feeding time (check first). It's a sanctuary, so you're there just to see (not touch)..explain and set the expectation to the kids that it is not a petting zoo :)

Thank vyn74
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Excellent sanctuary with plenty of opportunities for photographs. Make sure you visit the nursery to see some funny antics of the young ones. The centre closes in the middle of the day but reopens for the afternoon feeding sessions. We had some spare time on our last day and couldn't resist a second visit.

1 Thank Soccernerds
West Harptree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

Check everything and plan if you intend to walk the forest paths as they close early and they have different opening/closing times on a Friday so plan ahead. It's a good day out and you get chance to see the sun bears in the middle. Suggest you see the 10 am feeding, walk the trails, go see the bears, take... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

we enjoyed our night walk more than the orangutang feeding. The park was quiet and spooky. We saw giant flying squirrels gliding from tree to tree, some sleeping birds, several giant spiders and not one but four tree pit vipers, ranging from 2 babies to a mid size to a big one. Snakes aren't easy to see, so we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

We were lucky enough to see a wild alpha male when we visited, which we nor the guides expected to see. Your given enough time to take plenty of pictures. We did the afternoon tour which is supposed to be quieter than the morning.

1 Thank Merlin W
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

Do not miss the chance to see these wonderful animals and pay the entrance fee to support the activities of the center! Orangutans are wonderful and it is a unique chance to see them.

1 Thank Lusi_2412
Narooma, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We had a fantastic experience watching the feeding of these magnificent creatures. It's a delight to see them roaming free and not caged. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this as a must do activity but make sure you're there for one of the two feeding sessions.

1 Thank Meggs888
Dunsborough, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

You would visit here if just to wander through the forest. We saw Orangutans in the wild so this was handy to get an up close and more personal experience. Able to get a good understandin of the precarious nature of their existence as well as how 'human' like, in individual personalities they are. Could have sat in air conditioned... More 

1 Thank CEK284
San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

We arrived there at 2:25 to see feeding at 3. The feeding is nice as you see that orangutans are not forced or in cages (in fact we only saw 2 orangutans, but can't blame anyone on that). The problem is that nobody tells you anything about them nor the place. We spent 30 minutes lingering around and by the... More 

Thank GiacosaCarlo
Den Haag
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

I've just seen one urang oetan. You have to be lucky. I really loved it here cause it's clear you're just visiting a small part of their 'jungle'. No fences at all. You can also have a look at the smaller ones. Very relaxed organised.

Thank DaniVialle

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