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“A magnificent creature”

Orang Utan Sanctuary
Ranked #4 of 33 things to do in Sandakan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The sanctuary is so beautiful. The path is surrounded by amazing trees which I believed to be hundred of years. As you walk the trail you will get lost of the nature surrounded by and you also can listen of the birds singing and it is like you living in the jungle. And the moment you have the chance to see the orang utan......I would described as an amazing experiences, just so engrossed with the behavior of the orang utan. It is so amazing because it has a similarities as human being behavior......I would't trade anything for the wonderful experiences.

Thank abdulrazak69
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

these beautiful creatures has been one of my bucket list and seeing them in the forest has made it a trip I will not forget

Thank kay878
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This established conservation centre is very well organised with two feeding sessions per day to attend and the outside nursery area to observe.
Unfortunately, on the day of our visit, no orang-utans turned up for the feeding times and it would appear that the season has been so good that they do not need to go to the platforms for food.
However, the nursery area was full of activity. we saw 12 animals come and go during two visits there and could have spent all day observing the anctics of the young ones. It was great fun
Everyone should visit this centre and support the rehabilitation programme.

Thank David C
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We visited here twice as took the day to enjoy both them & the sun bears next door. It seems many people rush through both places & sometimes are unsuccessful seeing the animals they came to see & complain after. We were at the morning feeding & saw a mother & baby which put on a great show for us. After the nursery was also very entertaining. Yes, you look through glass but the people are confined & the young ones are outside learning to be a orangutan, great fun. We were there a long time & watched as one youngster did not want to go in so provided more entertainment as the minders tried to coax her in. We were back in the afternoon, no show at the feeding platform but there were more youngsters out that did their thing for an hour or two for us & we stayed till they told us it was closing time at 4 pm. Recommend going & if you truly enjoy animals, take the day to enjoy the orangutans & sun bears with breaks at the resto for water & lunch. We did & thought it was worth the time.

Thank Rob N
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

What a brilliant way to see these amazing animals. It’s great to see the amazing work they are doing towards rereleasing these mistreated animals back into the wild. Each Orang Utan has their own personality and it was brilliant to just sit and watch them enjoying themselves with boundless freedom.

Thank lewisashleydavies
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