Borneo - Getting to know Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary

Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary is known across the world for its exceptional work with our orange-furred friends. The site, covering over 25 square miles of lush, dense, protected rainforest, is a sanctuary for the rehabilitation of orphaned and injured orang-utans, which are threatened by the rapid deforestation taking place in Borneo by oil palm plantations.

What to do at Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary

    • Watch the orang-utans in their rainforest habitat 
    • Join in with feeding time
    • On site there is a research and educational centre, and the hourly presentation is highly recommended - very informative, and great fun.

A helping hand...

The sanctuary does a wonderful job, not only in protecting these wonderful creatures, but also in bringing their plight to the attention of the world. There are plenty of options to make donations – why not join Selective Asia in adopting an orphan? Visit for more details.

Where's the wildlife?

You are practically guaranteed a sighting of at least a few orang-utans during your visit, although arriving at one of the feeding times is very much advised!